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Edwin Johnson

Edwin Johnson


Edwin B. Johnson began his career in research at Cleveland-Cliffs in 1948 as a metallurgist in Ishpeming. Rising through the ranks in Ishpeming, Ned became range metallurgist in 1955, chief metallurgist in 1963 and assistant manager of Michigan mines in 1964. In 1966, he was promoted to manager of Michigan mines. Ned moved to Cleveland OH in 1970, when he was promoted to general . . .

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Linda Vanasupa

Linda Vanasupa


Linda graduated from Michigan Tech in 1985 with her bachelor's degree in metallurgical and materials engineering. She then went on to earn her masters and PhD in materials science and engineering from Stanford University in 1987 and 1991. She is currently a professor of Materials Engineering at California Polytechnic State University. She began her career at CalPoly . . .

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Karen Swager

Karen Swager


Karen A. Swager is Vice President, Mining Operations for the phosphates business unit of The Mosaic Company, the world's leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash, two of the primary crop nutrients required to grow the food the world needs. In this capacity, she provides overall direction, guidance and day-to-day support for all mining operations in the . . .