Charles Travelstead, president and chief executive officer of Brown-Minneapolis Tank Co., was inducted to the Academy of Mines and Metallurgy at the University of Missouri-Rolla during a ceremony April 20 on the UMR campus.
The academy, founded in 1995, is an advisory group to the UMR School of Materials, Energy and Earth Resources. Members include UMR alumni and others who have made outstanding contributions to their profession.
Travelstead, who graduated from UMR in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering, has more than 30 years of experience in mining. He started his career at Exxon Worldwide Co. in 1974. He joined Edison Steel Products Inc. in 1992. The company later changed its name to Brown-Minneapolis Tank Co.
Travelstead, who resides in Albuquerque, N.M., has been active with a number of professional and civic organizations, including the Society of Mining Engineers, the American Concrete Society, the American Water Works Association, the New Mexico Public Labor Relations Board and the American Heart Association.
The UMR Academy of Mines and Metallurgy also recognized an honorary member, Anthony Pantaleo, during the April 20 ceremony. Pantaleo, who died in 2003, received his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from UMR in 1950. He was president of A.J. Pantaleo and Assoc., which was founded in 1965 to offer professional engineering consulting services to the Gulf Coast oil and gas industry.
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