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William Barkhouse

William Barkhouse


Bill Barkhouse earned a BS degree in applied geophysics from Michigan Tech in 1976.

He started his geoscience career in airborne/ground electromagnetics and potential methods for mineral exploration and then joined Mobil where he has held positions as planning consultant in Mobil's corporate headquarters, as geophysical manager for West Coast and Alaska operations as exploration superintendent in New Orleans and a special assignment as a computer consultant with Mobil R&D.

Bill worked his way to his present job as Manager of . . .

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James W. Guider

James W. Guider


Retired Assistant Vice President of Engineering, Bethlehem Steel Corporation

James W. Guider graduated with a BS in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (MCM&T) in 1937. While Jim was in school, he was a member of ROTC, Student Council, AIME, Blue Key, and the Lode Staff.

Jim started his mining career, even before he attended MCM&T, as a miner and prospector in Ontario, Canada. After graduation, he was hired by Bethlehem Steel Corp. and after completion of management . . .

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Robert C. Weed

Robert C. Weed


Retired President, Natural Resources Group
Senior Corporate Vice President, Anaconda Company

Robert Weed received a BS in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1942. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1942-46, rising to the rank of Captain. He was awarded the Silver Star by General Patton in 1943 for gallantry in action at the Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, North Africa.

He joined the Anaconda Company in 1946, where he worked as a . . .

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Gregory A. Johnson

Gregory A. Johnson


Greg began his professional career as a project geological engineer for Buchart-Horn of York, Pennsylvania. He then served as a senior geological engineer at W W Engineering & Science of Grand Rapids, Michigan and then as division manager of Sundberg Carlson Associates of Marquette. In 1991, Greg opened MJ Environmental Consultants, Inc. of Marquette where he serves as President.

Throughout his career, Greg has published several articles on groundwater, subsurface mapping, and pollution. He has presented these papers . . .

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Peter J. Johnson

Peter J. Johnson


President (CEO) and part owner of Hoover Construction Company, Virginia, Minnesota; Part owner and Director of Minnesota Explosives in Biwabik, Minnesota, as well as Mining Services Inc., in Virginia, Minnesota; Chairman of the Board of Michigan Limestone Operations in Rogers City, Michigan; Director of the Marshall H. and Nellie Allworth Memorial Fund; Director of the Queen City Federal Savings and Loan; Past President of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota; Director of Minnesota Power; AIME, . . .