Attilio dedicated his entire career to Algoma Steel with increasingly responsible positions in Wawa and Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. One of his many achievements was planning and executing a pillar blast at an underground mine in Wawa; this is the largest underground blast in North America using 1.1 million tons of TNT. In the mid-1970’s he was instrumental in designing a 15,000 foot long conveyer belt with 2,432 feet of vertical lift, allowing the company to mine an additional 71 million tons of ore.
Attilio graduated from Michigan Tech University in 1952 with a B.S. in Mining Engineering. While at Michigan Tech, he was a member of Blue Key and Theta Tau. Since graduating he has served on the Police Commission in Wawa and has held other civic positions.
From 2006 Induction to the Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences Academy