J. Gary Childress

Mr. Childress has a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Clemson University and has spent much of the last 40 years in industrial minerals or related industries. He currently serves as General Manager of Edward Orton Ceramic Foundation, the primary focus of which is providing products to assist and enhance high temperature processing of ceramics and other materials. Mr. Childress also served as Vice President of Hecla Mining Company from 1994 to 2001 where he was responsible for Hecla’s industrial mineral division including acquisitions and project development.