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Vision   Statement

The Industry Advisory Board of Montana Tech will actively advise and participate with the Mining Engineering Department resulting in sustained recognition of Montana Tech as the world’s leader for providing talented and versatile mining engineering graduates. 

Mission   Statement

The Industry Advisory Board will assure that Montana Tech’s Mining Engineering Department continues to remain one of the world’s leading institutions providing competent and versatile graduates to the mining and mineral extraction industries.
The Board will provide timely and pertinent information regarding mining industry issues in order to enhance the recruitment and education of students and assure that graduates will have received a quality and value added education focusing on safely extracting resources by the most economic and environmentally acceptable methods.  Providing superior graduates for the mining industry assures that employers may continue to provide superior financial returns for their stakeholders while ensuring the world’s mineral and energy security.

In addition to the Mining Engineering Faculty, the advisory board is made up from the following industry members, many of whom are Tech alumni:

Robert Archibald
B.S. 1977
Behre Dolbear Manangement Consulting (USA) Inc. and Anderson & Schwab, Inc, Management Consultants
Manager Director

Doug Bayer
Hecla Mining Company
General Mine Foreman

Jamie Girard-Dwyer
B.S. 1992;
Barrick Goldstrike
Superintendent Technical Services/Mine Engineering

Bradly Estes
B.S. 2001
Granite Construction Company
Plant Operations Manager

Edward Fidler
B.S. 1979

Clark Fritz
B.S. 1985
Project Manager

Mark Johnson
B.S. 1981
Freeport-McMoran Indonesia

Deb Keeland
Granite Construction Incorporated
Plant Manager

Ken Kluksdahl
B.S. 1979
Anglo Gold Ashanti
Senior Vice President Projects America's

Gregory LeClaire
B.S. 1981
MAXAM North America,
Regional Manager / Western US

Tracy Miller
Barrick Cortez
Manager - Safety, Health and Security

Christopher Murphy
B.S. 1980
Kiewitt Corporation
Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors of Kiewit

Gary Rivenes
B.S. 1992
Cloud Peak Energy
Executive Vice President - Chief Operating Officer

William Rogers
Mill Creek Dolomite, LLC
B.S. 1973

Scott Rosenthal
B.S. 1982, M.S. PEM 2011
Newmont Mining Corporation
Senior Director, Mine Engineering

Charles Stevens
Sterling Gold Mining Corporation
General Manager

Jonathon Torpy
Atlas Copco Construction Mining Technique USA
Business Line Manager -- Rotary Blasthole Drills