For more than 10 years now, Steve Fiscor has served as the Editor-in-Chief for the two leading mining trade journals, Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ) and Coal Age. In addition to his publishing projects, he also organizes niche conferences related to mining and mineral processing. During his 20 plus years in trade publishing, he has traveled the world visiting mines and processing plants. Prior to his publishing career, he served as a production foreman and project engineer for a longwall mining operation in Colorado. He holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering (1986), from the University of Missouri-Rolla, now known as the Missouri University of Science & Technology.