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US Synthetic Mining Appoints Gene Howland as New Sales Manager

Leading mining tool supplier adds senior sales professional to support growth of the company's diamond roof-bolt product line.

Orem, UT — 3/2/2012 —  

OREM, UT, March 21, 2012 -- US Synthetic Mining, leading supplier of diamond roof bolt products for underground mining operations, today announced the appointment of Gene Howland as a new sales manager.

"Gene's extensive background in building customer relationships and developing successful distribution channels will help our company better serve our valued customers and grow new business within the mining industry," says Russ Myers, Manager Director at US Synthetic Mining. "As part of his new position, Gene will oversee all customer sales for our diamond roof-bolt products, including our Viper bits, ceramic dust hogs, diamond-tipped wet bits, reamers and bit seats, and high-speed drill steel."

Howland joins the US Synthetic Mining team with more than 30 years of experience in international sales, domestic sales, and business management in mining and surface development. Prior to his appointment at US Synthetic Mining, Howland specialized in worldwide distributor sales and marketing at Nozzle Tech USA. Howland also brings 21 years of experience in inventory control, product development, and customer service from his work at Compressor Components Inc. and Compressor Products & Repair.

About US Synthetic Mining

US Synthetic Mining, a US Synthetic company, is the leader in high-density ceramic roof bolt mining tools—focused on improving the production and safety of today's underground mining operations. The engineering expertise and unique diamond technology built into every product makes US Synthetic Mining tools the longest lasting and most technically advanced products on the market. US Synthetic Mining offers a proven track record of performance-delivering unmatched durability and toughness from the easiest to the most difficult roof-bolting conditions. For more information on US Synthetic Mining products, call (800)535-7419 or visit ussmining.com.