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Jeff Whidden has been President of CR Minerals since 2014 when he joined the company. Jeff has over 20 years of engineering, consulting and business experience across various material industries. Prior roles have included senior management positions at major construction material companies as well as past positions in management and environmental consulting organizations. Together, this experience has formed a broad foundation for his leadership of CR Minerals into the future. Jeff has an MBA from Yale University as well as an MS (Earth Sciences) and BS (Geological Engineering) from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Jeff resides with his family in St Louis, MO.
Ed Dvorak joined CR Minerals after a diverse 30-year career as a ready-mix concrete, cement, and aggregate executive for an international construction materials company. As a graduate of the University of Denver as well as business programs at INSEAD, Paris, he brings unique skills to his role at CRM including extensive knowledge of operational and mining management, business and product development, as well as cementitious products. In his role, Ed’s primary responsibilities include oversight and optimization of current pumice production together with executing strategies for new channels related to natural pozzolans. Born and raised in the Southwest, Ed lives with his wife and has two grown children attending CU in Colorado.
Fred joined CR Minerals in 2005 and supports its products throughout the various industries with a focus on the paints and coatings industry. He has over 50 years of experience in the paint and coatings industry. He began his career with the Rohm and Haas Company where he worked for 10 years at their paint exposure station. After leaving Rohm and Haas, he worked for a number of eastern paint manufacturers in the Mid-Atlantic States and Florida. He has been active in various paint organizations since the late 1960’s and is a 30 year plus member of the American Chemical Society and ASTM. Fred resides with his family in Clearwater, FL.
Steve joined CR Minerals in 2015 and is responsible for the sales and business development of its pumice products. He has over 15 years of Commercial and Industrial sales experience working with end users, distributors, and manufacturer reps. His business development efforts include working with customers, researchers, architects, engineers, and building officials on a vast number of new products and projects across the country. Steve graduated from St Olaf College (Northfield, MN) with a BA in Economics. Steve resides with his family in Phoenix, AZ.
From our high purity pumice deposit and modern processing facility, we produce SafSil® (amorphous silica), Navajo Brand (pumice), PFM (Pumice Filtration Media)®, and Mine (pumice) products that are superior performance minerals serving a wide range of applications. Our products are used in applications including abrasives, fillers, cleaners, paints, coatings, metal finishing, silicone rubber, plastics, water treatment, and construction materials. In addition, pumice is a preferred lightweight aggregate used in manufactured stone veneer and concrete block. CR Minerals has been in business since 1948 and with our high quality pumice deposit and new processing plant, our products will continue to lead the market for decades to come.
The Company started operation in 1948 with a production facility in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Purchased Rocky Mountain Mine in 1997.
In 1999, CR Minerals Company, LLC was acquired by IMin Partners, a private equity capital fund dedicated to investing in specialty minerals and chemical businesses.
In 2006, a new state-of-the-art processing plant located in Ohkay Owingeh, NM was commissioned, replacing the Santa Fe facility.
We value one another, and strive to keep each other safe. It is a priority to see that our employees get home to their families after performing their duties safely.
Listening to our customers’ needs and finding ways for our products to meet and exceed their expectations.
Conducting our business, and ourselves, in a manner that we can all stand behind, as well as working for the same goals through mutual respect for each other and our customers.
We are proud of the products we make and the service we provide and hold ourselves to the highest of standards as we achieve our success.
Recognizing our social responsibility in the community that is comprised of ourselves, our customers, vendors, and others as part of a broader environment.