Charles E. Fairhurst

Chief Executive Officer, Itasca International; General Manager, ICG

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.

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