Mr. Skaggs has over 40 years mining experience in underground domestic and international mining. He has executive level management experience for large, underground, multi-mine complexes and corporate technical groups. His strengths are integrating operating, technical, and business functions; productivity, quality, and safety improvements, operational and safety audits; reserve and resource analysis; feasibility studies, and due diligence evaluations of mining enterprises. His experience includes trona, limestone and conventional, continuous miner, and longwall operations in coal. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. Gary is a Registered Member of the Society for Mining, Exploration, and Metallurgy, Inc. (SME) where he serves on the Professional Licensing Exam Committee and the Resource and Reserve Committee. He is a past member of the Council of Education’s Accreditation and Curricular Issues Subcommittee, and the ABET Visitors Selection Committee. He was presented with the Ivan B. Rahn Education Award in 2009. Gary served as a commissioner on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. from 2003 to 2008 as SME’s representative for mining engineering. Gary serves as the vice president of the Colorado Plateau Section of the SME. He is a member of the SME Foundation Board of Trustees, the Colorado Mining Association, the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute, and the National Society of Professional Engineers.