Ginn Mineral Technology Founder and President Michael Ginn is a widely recognized professional in the area of Industrial Minerals. He is also recognized as a global leader in the processing of exothermic waste streams for energy and mineral recovery and for creating value from the recycled minerals.
After receiving a BS in Geology and MSs in Material Science and Engineering and Mineral Engineering in 1980, Michael joined Nord Kaolin Company as Assistant Manager of Mining, Exploration and Research. In 1985, he joined ECC International Americas where he held a number of positions in research, process and product development and management. In 1995, Michael formed Ginn Mineral Technology. In 1998, he created the Ginn Technology Group that is a collection of private mineral technology, energy, and environmental companies. The focus of the group is innovative earth technology. Areas of research & development and commercialization of mineral resources include mineral exploration, mining, processing and product development, and global product distribution. Environmental and sustainability initiatives include the processing of exothermic waste streams for energy and mineral recovery. The PYROFLEX group, part of the Ginn Technology Group, was the first in the world to “close the loop” in paper recycling. Michael has numerous patents and intellectual property in the fields of super-conducting magnetic separation, exothermic waste streams, thermal processing of minerals, capillary filtration as well as other areas.
Michael is a native of Georgia and resides in his hometown, Sandersville, Georgia. The Ginn Mineral Technology Research Center and Pilot Plant are located in Sandersville. He is associated with numerous professional societies ranging from mining and minerals, pulp and paper, carpet, and recycling. He has held many leadership positions with professional groups including Chairman of the Georgia section of SME. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2011, Michael was inducted into the “Academy of Distinguished Alumni” at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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