Team Of Experienced Associates

This small team of seasoned professionals offer world-class experience to our clients.

We offer consulting services by the day or by the project, whichever best meets the needs of the client. We can do the hands on work or we can assist the client in the oversight of other consultants and contractors. We are low-key team players willing to help the client in whatever way is needed. We are “industry guys” with years of experience in the trenches.

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The code of the west is based not on a myth, but on the reality of life on the open range. James P. Owen

Meet The Team

Gary D. Aho

Gary D. Aho
President

President of Sage Geotech Inc., providing consulting services to the mining and oil shale industries. Manages engineering work, geologic studies and feasibility studies. Served as the Chairman of the National Oil Shale Association.

Howard W. Earnest

Howard W. Earnest
Senior Associate

Self-employed mining engineer providing engineering and management services in the following areas: mine planning; site closure; reclamation; exploration drilling programs; and operations oversight for oil shale and mineral extraction projects.

Robert A. Loucks

Robert A. Loucks
Senior Associate

Providing expert advice and review of oil shale retorting processes and shale oil upgrading and refining flow sheets. Prepares project plans, engineering cost estimates and project schedules.

Bobby P. Faulkner

Bobby P. Faulkner
Senior Associate

Retired, providing consulting services to companies in U. S. and overseas related to mineral processing, pyro-metallurgical processes and development.

Glen Sykes

Glen Sykes
Senior Associate

President of SMEC, Inc. Specializes in underground mine design, construction and operations.

Ed Cooley

Ed Cooley
Senior Associate

Engineering Design, Process Development and Environmental Permitting Consultant to oil shale, oil and gas and sodium minerals industries.

Glenn Vawter

Glenn Vawter
Senior Associate

President of ATP Services, LLC, providing consulting services to government contractors, energy companies, and oil shale developers.