George TrabitsPresident, Managing Member
Mr. Trabits has thirty years experience in the minerals industry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Metropolitan State College and an Associate of Science degree from the University of Evansville. His industry experience includes mine development, processing, environmental regulation, health and safety and governmental affairs.
Prior to forming Trabits Group Mr. Trabits was President of Agrilite Industries, LLC. Mr. Trabits' work experience includes Manager of Environmental and Mine Engineering Amoco Minerals Company, Manager of Environmental Affairs Homestake Mining Company and Manager of Environmental, Health and Safety Oglebay Norton Company. Mr. Trabits has served as a Commissioner on the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission and President of an Area Planning Commission. Mr. Trabits is a commissioned Kentucky Colonel and a member of The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
Geoff TrabitsField Operations
Mr. Trabits has fifteen years experience in mine operation. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University. His industry experience includes mine management, equipment operation and maintenance, remote mine supply logistics, industrial mineral exploration; claim staking, control and GPS surveys. Mr. Trabits' work experience includes Manager of Field Operations Agrilite Industries, LLC, remote plant rebuild Tiaga Mining Company, underground hard rock miner Sweet Home Mine, Pit Manager Schmidt Aggregates and instrument man Contract Surveyors. Mr. Trabits holds certifications for Hazardous Materials Site Investigation and as an MSHA Mine Safety Instructor.
R. Rene TrabitsTreasurer, Manager Administration
Ms. Trabits has seven years experience in the implementation of administrative procedures for mineral development projects. Ms. Trabits' project experience includes contract administration, cost schedule status reports, insurance verification, order confirmation, quality and specification conformance, tracking shipments, wellhead delivery schedule, and recycling of shipment packaging. Ms. Trabits serves as coordinator of accounting practices for Trabits Group Joint Ventures. Ms. Trabits is certified in school food services by the national School Nutrition Association.
Dorwin SmithChief Financial Officer
After completing four years in the Navy with a good conduct discharge, Dorwin completed a course in pipeline welding in Glendale California. From there he worked for various natural gas companies in California, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska. In 1977 he started his own company, DJ Excavation & Development Inc. In 1982 he purchased one of two horizontal drilling companies in Alaska, and completed projects from the North Slope to the Homer Peninsula. Civil projects include Alaska Department of Transportation, Mat-Su Borough, military projects, Arco, Evergreen Natural Resources, Pioneer Oil, and private development. In 1996 Dorwin started developing commercial real estate, building and leasing medical office buildings to State of Alaska Public Health, private medical, and other professional firms.
Dorwin enjoys spending time at his ranch in Texas, and continues to develop properties in Alaska.