Stu has been in the coal, metcoke and petcoke business for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), the oldest engineering school in the United States. The company he started, Pacific Basin Coal and Carbon, was purchased by Bill Koch in 1984 and became the core business around which Oxbow Carbon and Minerals was formed. He has worked for Kennecott Copper, California Portland Cement, SSM, Occidental Petroleum and Koch and has worked in China, Singapore and Holland. He is currently the Director of Cascade Resource and Consulting’s industrial carbon and consulting business located in Anacortes, Washington. Stu has degrees in both Geology and Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Mineral Economics from Arizona School of Mines. He is an avid boater, private pilot and scuba diver. Both he and his wife Judy enjoy life in the Pacific Northwest but are also avid adventure travelers having journeyed to Antarctica, the Amazon, Greenland, Africa, Indochina and India. Stu’s latest challenge is learning how to catch a 20 pound steelhead on a 12 lb test line!