Modular Chairman, Dr. James Wm. White Inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame

Tucson, Arizona – Feb 17, 2015

Modular Mining Systems, Inc., the leader in mine management technology, proudly announces the induction of company co-founder and Chairman James Wm. White, Ph.D., P.E., into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. Dr. White was selected in recognition of his efforts in the development and commercialization of the industry-leading DISPATCH® Fleet Management system.

Dr. White received an overwhelming number of votes from the 50-person judging panel of professors, CEOs, senior corporate managers, and other industry peers, securing his place as the 2014 inductee in the Surface Load & Haul category. For additional information, visit: https://www.im-halloffame.com/surface-load-and-haul-dr-james-white/.

Since Modular’s founding in 1979, Dr. White has championed technological advancement and innovation in the areas of optimization and productivity. In 1980, the release of Modular’s DISPATCH Fleet Management system revolutionized the way mines operate in real time. The system’s proprietary optimization algorithm, industry-specific software and rugged, purpose-built hardware eliminated the need for visual pit oversight, increased production, and enabled mines to manage their entire haulage cycle from a central computer.

“Dr. White’s groundbreaking vision to optimize the loading and haulage cycle is the foundation upon which Modular is built,” said Luiz Steinberg, Modular CEO. “His commitment to innovation and the exploration of new ideas continues to drive the company forward, further solidifying our leadership position in the mine management technology arena.”

The company has since gone on to optimize production at more than 250 mine sites around the world. For over 35 years, Modular has continued to deliver innovative solutions to the mining industry. Foremost is the IntelliMine® Mine Management platform, which addresses the big picture areas of production, planning, maintenance and operator safety.

The International Mining Technology Hall of Fame recognizes the technical innovators of our industry – past and present. Inductions took place on Monday February 16, 2015, at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver, CO. The gala ceremony was held in conjunction with the SME 2015 Annual Meeting.

Media Contact:

Patricia Browne
Manager, Marketing
Modular Mining Systems
520.806.3274  |  media@mmsi.com

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