Thomas Goonan

My formative years were spent on Long Island, New York.  I graduated from Patchogue High School in 1959, and received my BSci (Metallurgical Engineering) degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1963. The next four years were spent in the U.S. Army (Intelligence), with one year service in viet Nam.  Between 1967 and 1976, I worked in the steel industry as a process metallurgist.  After receiving my MBA (Finance, Marketing) from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976, I worked first for Airco, Inc. (Strategic Planning), and then for GE Environmental Services, Inc. (Marketing of air pollution control devices).  In 1989, I started working at the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Denver, working on environmental issues, and since the 1995 transfer of function to the USGS, Minerals Information Team, my focus has been on materials flow issues (aggregates, copper, mercury, nickel, titanium, and vanadium), economic, and scarcity issues.


EDUCATION: 1963, Polythechnic Institute of Brooklyn (currently New York University, Polytechnic), BS (Metallurgical Engineering) 1976, University of Pittsburgh, MBA (Marketing, Finance, Economics) Various:  University of Arizona, Colorado School of Mines, various post graduate classes (re environment, economics, recycling processes, modeling) EMPLOYMENT: 1967-1969, Babcock & Wilcox, Tubular Products Division, Beaver Falls, PA. Quality Control Metallurgist (Nuclear tubing) 1969-1976, Crucible Materials Research Center, Pittsburgh, PA.  Steelmaking Process Metallurgist (Specialty steelmaking) 1976-1978, Airco, Inc., Montvale, New Jersey.  Corporate Planning (Ferroalloys, and carbon-graphite) 1978-1982, GE Environmental Services, Inc. New York, NY.  Marketing Manager (Air control systems and energy recovery systems) 1989-1995, U.S. Bureau of Mines, Denver, CO.  Environmental Engineer (Regulatory costs, sustainable development) 1995-present, U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team, Denver, CO.  Minerals, Materials Specialist (Materials flow analysis)