Marshall Deems has worked at Motor Coach Industries (MCI) for 20 years. He is a Regional Sales Manager on the company’s Sales and Support team. Working at MCI, Deems has enjoyed a unique relationship with mining—transporting miners to their place of work.
While Crowley & Ferrato Public Affairs is a new firm by all standards, it is built from 30 years of collective experience in public policy. The firm, helmed by Tim Crowley and Jessica Ferrato, specializes in education, energy, gaming, healthcare, mining and tax issues among others. Crowley and Ferrato have represented a variety of companies and organizations before federal, state and local regulatory governments in Nevada.
Miriano “Max” Ravazzolo is the CEO of the U.S. arm of MB America, an Italian construction machinery wholesale business. Originally from Italy, Ravazzolo moved to Nevada in 2002 where he served as the CEO of another international company. In 2010, he became CEO of Reno-Based MB America.
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP (DSG), based in Denver, is one of the Rocky Mountain West’s most established law firms. It is known for its expertise in finance, energy and mining law. The company has extensive experience in natural resource-related litigation, such as brownfields, the oil and gas industry, environmental law and public lands.
Meet Your Miners: Third-Generation Miner Phillip Sledge Finds Opportunity in the Many Fields of Nevada MiningJanuary 22nd, 2015
Work in the mining industry is a lifetime career for many; for a few it spans generations. Phillip Sledge is a 29-year veteran of the mining industry and a third-generation miner. He graduated from Central Arizona College and attended the Colorado School of Mines. After working directly in mines for 14 years, he transitioned to a career as a supplier of products and services.
Today, Sledge works as an Area Manager of Western US Mining at Contech Engineered Solutions—a company he has worked with for three years. He feels his experience working in the mines has given him an advantage working in supplies. Read the rest of this entry »
Membership Monday: Harrah’s and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Provide Meeting Space and Recreation to Nevada MiningJanuary 19th, 2015
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe are two properties located on beautiful Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada. The two hotels are steps away from each other, and give guests plenty of options for dining, entertainment, recreation and gaming at the lake town. The hotels are perfect locations for conventions and meetings.
For some, following the career paths of their parents is a given. For others, it could feel like the worst idea in the world. But for the Ashby family, well…it just plain makes sense.
Industrial Electric Motor Service Inc. (EMS) supplies electric motors, parts and services to petrochemical, marine mining, dredging and construction companies. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company offers new, used and reconditioned electric motors of sizes from 1 to 10,000 horsepower to a wide variety of industries.
Whitney Peak Hotel, located in Reno, Nevada, provides hospitality services to visitors of Reno, and serves as an event space for mining companies. It is the first non-smoking, non-gaming luxury boutique hotel in Reno. Whitney Peak Hotel caters to those who love the outdoors, with its proximity to the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe. Even in bad weather, guests can get active with the hotel’s BaseCamp indoor bouldering park for kids and adults. The park even has the world’s tallest exterior climbing wall, towering over the property at 164 feet tall.
A career in mining can be highly technical, and require a veritable arsenal of skills. Beyond the workplace, however, miners have remarkable interests, and unique hobbies.
Andrew Heinemann works as a Mine Engineer and Geologist at Benchmark Resources, a California-based planning and environmental firm that manages project permitting and regulatory compliance for residential, commercial and other clients.
Heinemann received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento and his master’s in Mining Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Having worked in mining for over 18 years, he says some of his favorite things about working in mining include meeting interesting people from around the world, and traveling to unique places.
Mining may be his day job, but Heinemann is also a serious cyclist, participating in an impressive number of races throughout California and Nevada. With almost 30 races under his belt in 2014, there is much more to this miner than the talents he brings to his career on a daily basis. His specialty is sprint cycling. He says his favorite bike movie is E.T.
While bikes and mining may not go together at first glance, take a step back and look at the amazing bond that joins such varied areas of interest. Beyond the walls of their day jobs, miners have a variety of passions and interests that may surprise you.