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Steve Fiscor

Publisher & Editor

During fall 2016, Steve Fiscor formed Mining Media International, Inc., (MMI) and purchased Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ)Coal Age and their associated properties. Today, he manages a world-class group of mining writers and editors, and a seasoned team of advertising sales and marketing professionals. Together they produce the leading trade journals for the mining and mineral processing industries.

Steve began his publishing career in 1991 as technical editor for E&MJ and Coal Age. Rising through the ranks with both publications, he was named editor-in-chief of E&MJ in 2003 and eventually promoted to editorial director. He has traveled the world, visiting mines and writing countless articles about the practical application of technology to improve operational safety and efficiency.

Prior to pursuing a career in publishing, he worked as a mine foreman and project engineer for an underground mining operation in the western U.S. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (known today as the Missouri University of Science & Technology).

Editorial Staff

Jesse MortonTechnical Writer
Jesse Morton

Jesse Morton started in the newspaper business in college at the University of Tennessee, where he graduated with a degree in print journalism. Prior to joining Mining Media International, he worked as a reporter, copy and news editor at several papers before moving into technical writing and corporate communications.

Russ CarterContributing Editor
Russ Carter

Russ Carter has more than 30 years experience as a technical journalist, and has covered all aspects of the mining, quarrying and construction industries. He has received several awards for journalistic excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Society for Technical Communication.

Oscar MartinezLatin American Editor
Oscar Martinez

Oscar Martinez joined MMI in 2006 as a correspondent in Latin America, after more than 20 years working as a technical translator for different international companies in scientific facilities, power generation plants, and different mining sites. Today, he is the Latin American editor, in charge of the translation, preparation and editing of articles, reports and current mining news in Latin America. He holds two degrees from a technical college in Chile: english/german translator and business administration.

Gavin Du VenageSouth African Editor
Gavin du Venage

Gavin du Venage is a Cape Town-based business journalist. He has more than 20 years of experience covering Africa, including as a stringer for the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times. He currently focuses on mining and energy issues, two subjects that are driving African development and changing its fortunes.

Carly LeonidaEuropean Editor
Carly Leonida

Carly Leonida is a U.K.-based technical writer and editor with more than a decade of experience covering the global mining sector. She currently serves as European editor at Mining Media International and also runs an independent editorial consultancy called The Intelligent Miner. Prior to joining Mining Media International, she led the team at Mining Magazine for eight years. She has written for a number of titles including Mining Journal, GeoDrilling International and World Tunnelling. She holds a first-class degree in geology and geography from the University of Brighton. She was named one of the most influential women in mining in 2016 by Clear Creek Media.

Sales & Marketing Staff

Craig ScharfMidwest/Eastern U.S. & Canada
Craig Scharf
Tel +1 904 721-2925 x 106

Frank StrazzullaWestern U.S., Canada & Australia
Frank Strazzulla
Tel +1 949 459 1767

Gerd StrasmannGermany, Austria & Switzerland
Gerd Strasmann
Tel +49 202 28 14 64 83

Colm BarryScandinavia, United Kingdom & Western Europe
Colm Barry
Tel +46 (0) 736 334670

Jeff DraycottScandinavia, United Kingdom & Western Europe
Jeff Draycott
Tel +44 (0) 7866922148

Masao IshiguroJapan
Masao Ishiguro
Tel +81 (3) 3583-1161

Production Staff

Production Manager
Ashley Stough
Tel +1 904 721 2925 ext.107

Tad SeabrookGraphic Designer
Tad Seabrook
Tel+1 904 721 2925 ext.103

Misty ValverdeMarketing Manager
Misty Valverde
Tel +1 904 721 2925 ext.104