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Karl V. Lindell

Karl V. Lindell


Retired Executive Vice President and Director, Hazemag USA, Inc. and Hazemag Canada, Inc.

Karl Lindell earned BS and MS degrees in Mining Engineering from Michigan Tech and holds an honorary doctorate in engineering from Michigan Tech and honorary doctorates in science from Laval University and the University of Sherbrook.

Karl is regarded as a leading international expert on asbestos mining and production, having visited most of the world's deposits of the mineral. He was General Manager of the Asbestos Fibre Division, Chairman . . .

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Hilary G. Dussing

Hilary G. Dussing (Carlson)


Hilary graduated from Michigan Tech in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering.
Upon graduating, Hilary held numerous technical and executive positions in the Petroleum business with various companies including Tenneco Oil Company, Champlin Petroleum Company, Union Pacific Resources, Tom Brown Incorporated and Royal Dutch Shell. She has worked in the U.S., West Africa, Europe and Russia.

In addition to her Michigan Tech education, in 1994 Hilary completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard’s Graduate School of Business.

In 2005, . . .

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L. Jack Gunter

L. Jack Gunter


After graduating from Michigan Tech in 1965, Jack worked in Canada's far north doing underground mining and surveying. From 1966 to 1974, he worked for Phelps Dodge and worked his way up to becoming Manager. Jack directed Canada wide exploration, where he found the La Gauchiere Cu-Zn deposit in Quebec. During this time, he was also a consultant in the Eastern United States and South America.

His 37 year career as a mineral industry executive was particularly . . .

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James S. Magoffin

James S. Magoffin


Founder, President, and Chairman Emeritus, Markair, Inc.

James Magoffin received a BS in Mining Engineering in 1941 from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. He also graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in 1939.

He began his career as a flying instructor after graduation and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. In 1946, he founded an airline company in Fairbanks, AK, now named Markair, which provided bush pilot . . .

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Frank G. Woodruff

Dr. Frank G. Woodruff

'85, '40, '39

Retired President and Chief Operating Officer, Gulf Resources & Chemical Company

The late Frank Woodruff received a BS in Mining Engineering (1940) and Geology (1939) from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1985.

After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and went on to hold many positions with various mining companies. In 1954, he joined Kennecott Copper Corp., which began a distinguished 16-year career in the . . .