AAI’s most valuable asset is our staff.  Our dedicated professionals have decades of domestic and worldwide experience and education appropriate to the many facets of mining.

Michael P. Hardy, President

Agapito Leadership

  • Michael P. Hardy, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng. Principal/President/Chairman of the Board

    Dr. Hardy has over 39 years experience in rock mechanics and mine design project management. Project manager for mine design in coal, potash, trona, nahcolite, borate, gold, and oil shale.

  • Timothy A. Ross, P.E. Principal/Senior Vice President/Director/Manager

    Mr. Ross adds over 34 years experience managing mine operations and mining engineering, specializing in underground, surface, and highwall mining.

  • Leo J. Gilbride, P.E., P.Eng. Principal/Vice President

    Mr. Gilbride adds over 17 years experience in mining and civil engineering projects, with emphasis on underground geomechanical design and resource evaluation.

  • Tom L. Vandergrift, P.E. Principal/Vice President

    Mr. Vandergrift adds over 20 years experience in mining and geotechnical engineering related to ground control, with emphasis on underground mine design and highwall mine design.

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Synopsis Resumes of Our Technical Staff