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Metal processing executive , Metallurgist

Elton Werner Geist, American metal processing executive, metallurgist. Registered professional engineer, Ohio. Recipient 100 Centennial award South Dakota School Mines and Technology, Rapid City, 1985.


Geist, Elton Werner was born on March 5, 1921 in Hyde County, South Dakota, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, South Dakota School Mines and Technology, 1947.


Miner Homestake Mining Company, Lead, South Dakota, 1941-1942. Metallurgical engineer National Lead Company, Tahawus, New York, 1947-1949. Plant superintendent Telluride (Colorado) Mines, Inc., 1949-1951.

Manager Master of Arts Hanna Company, Cleveland, 1951-1966. President Midland Standard, Inc., from 1966, also board directors. Board directors Mineral Services, Inc., Cleveland.


  • Registered professional engineer, Ohio.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (technical papers) Beneficiation Plant Design, 1968, Magnetic Separation, 1983, Magnetic Separator Design, 1986.


President Iron Mountain-Kingsford Chamber of Commerce, Iron Mountain, 1962. Elder Old Stone Church, Cleveland, 1982. Member Colorado Mining Association, Society Mining Engineers, Canada Institute Mining and Metallurgy, American Institute of Mining (chairman Upper Peninsula chapter, Iron Mountain, Michigan 1958), Greater Cleveland Growth Association Clubs: Six Continents (New York City).

University (Cleveland).


Son of Samuel Edwin and Ethel May (Mesick) G. M. Doris Virginia Roeser, July 9, 1941. Children: Gregg D., Daille C. Geist Pettit.

Samuel Edwin Geist

Ethel May (Mesick) Geist

Gregg D. Geist

Daille C. Geist Pettit Geist