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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

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Richard J. Robbins

Richard J. Robbins

'56, '96

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Atlas-Copco Robbins, Inc.

Richard J. Robbins graduated from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (MCM&T) in 1956 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Since 1958, Dick has been a major contributor and a prominent influence in the mining and tunneling industry.

In 1958, Dick joined The Robbins Company—established by his father, James S. Robbins, a 1933 MCM&T mining engineering graduate. The Robbins Company has prospered and employs over

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Werner G. Zinn

Werner G. Zinn


Following graduation, Glen began working as an Exploration Geophysicist with the former Anaconda Company, and in 1969, was promoted to District Geophysicist. In 1971 he began a 15 year stint with Molycorp, Inc. (Unocal). While there, his job titles included Chief Geophysicist, Regional Exploration Manager of the southwest and Rocky Mountain Districts, Western Regional Exploration Manager, and Manager of Metals Exploration.

In 1986, Glen was appointed Assistant to the President of Hecla Mining Company, Coeur

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Richard R. Smith

Richard R. Smith

'51, '50, '49

Richard Smith earned a BS in Mining Engineering in 1949, a BS in Metallurgical Engineering in 1950, and a MS in Mining Engineering in 1951 from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. He is also a graduate of the executive program of Sloan Management School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1951, Richard began his career as a metallurgist with the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. In 1959, he joined Hanna Mining Company, which

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George L. Carlson

George L. Carlson


General Manager of Business Systems Development, Shell Exploration and Production; Several other positions with Shell including Vice President of Production; Responsible for the design, installation, and implementation of integrated enterprise-wide business systems for Shell; Involved with the Ponderosa Civic Association as well as the Hosanna Lutheran Church; Member of the MTU Presidents Club since 1994, AIME; Awarded Kennecott Scholarship and received an Honors Degree at Convocation.

From 1997 Induction to the Geological and Mining Engineering