Charles E. Fairhurst
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Fairhurst, BSME, DEA, PhD, obtained his BSME degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) in 1983 and obtained his DEA and PhD in Mining Technologies from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, in Fontainebleau, France in 1984 and 1987, respectively.
From 1987 to 2016, Charles was an employee of MTS Systems Corporation in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA, as a Design Engineer, Geomechanics Application Engineer, Geomechanics Market Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Director of Applications Engineering, and Worldwide Sales Director for Materials Testing Systems. In 2017, Dr. Fairhurst joined Itasca International Inc. as CEO.
Ph.D.(Mining Technologies), 1987
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, Paris, France
M.S. (Mining Technologies), 1984
Ecole Supérieure des Mines de Paris, Paris, France
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), 1983
University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM)
American Society of Materials (ASM)