Kevin Kangas

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Professional title

Initiative Director - Coleraine Laboratories


Kevin W. Kangas, Initiative Director, and site Director of the NRRI Coleraine Labs, has 26 years of industry and professional consulting experience mainly in the forest products and iron ore and steel industries.  Kevin is a 1987 graduate of Greenway High School and attended Itasca Community College before transferring to the University of Minnesota – Duluth where he obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1991. 

Kevin’s career path includes 15 years with Potlatch Corporation / Sappi Fine Paper, 2 years with Wenck & Associates, 7 years with Essar, and 1 year with Krech Ojard & Associates.  In 2016, Kevin obtained Master’s Degrees in Management and Business Administration and a Master’s Project Management Certificate from the College of St. Scholastica.  Kevin is an adjunct instructor at Fond du Lac Community College where he teaches business management and business plan development.