Upon graduation from high school, Art began working with a company that grew to possess over 10,000 power units, 3,500 trailers, and 116 repair facilities across the United States and stayed there for 28 years. His career path began as a Mechanic after which he was progressively promoted to Shop Foreman, Fleet Manager, and then their Fleet Safety Manager for the entire United States. During this time, Art also pursued his education and earned a Business Management Degree, Certificate of Automotive Fleet Supervisor (CAFS), and is currently studying for a Certificate of Automotive Fleet Management (CAFM). Art’s most recent career adventure was serving as the Director of Fleet Maintenance for an oil company in North Dakota with 4,900 assets.
As mining advances and undergoes operational changes, it is crucial to re-evaluate modes of slope failure potential. In addition to continually ensuring the integrity of the final highwall, this re-evaluation will also reduce the likelihood of instability and rockfall hazards.