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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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Joseph A. Mandarino

Joseph A. Mandarino

'51, '50

After graduating from Michigan Tech, Joe began working for Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a Mineralogist. In 1957, after spending time in the air force and receiving his Ph.D., he returned to Michigan Tech as an Assistant Professor of Mineralogy. In 1959 Joe moved to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He was hired as Associate Curator of Mineralogy and advanced to Curator-in-Charge of Mineralogy.

In 1980, he voluntarily relinquished the Headship to spend more time on . . .

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John Beitzel

John Beitzel


After obtaining employment with Atlantic Richfield as a research geophysicist, John assumed positions with increasing responsibility. Eventually he became Vice President of Technology "with barely enough power (he claims) to prod the exploration portion of the company into the twentieth century with regard to computer applications." He then became Vice President of Exploration for the Eastern United States focusing primarily on the Gulf of Mexico Basin, on- and off-shore, where early goals were always exceeded.

John served on . . .

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Walter N. Rognerud

Walter N. Rognerud


Walt is holding one of the thousands of geophones that have kept him employed in oil exploration over his 30 plus year career. While working on his undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering, he interned two summers in mineral exploration. Upon graduating from Michigan Tech in 1971 with a B.S. in Geological Engineering, Walt went on to work in base metal exploration for U.S. Steel. He then returned to Michigan Tech for an M.S. in Geophysics . . .

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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 d'Alene, Idaho and two . . .