Keith G. Wallace, Jr. - President of MVS - Keith specializes in mine ventilation economics and has managed most of the major projects listed in the Related Experience section of this profile. Mr. Wallace has over 30 years experience in the design of ventilation and air conditioning systems for underground facilities throughout the world.
Brian S. Prosser - Principal Ventilation Engineer - Brian is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Mr. Prosser joined MVS in 1994. In 2000 he took a two year hiatus from MVS to work with the ventilation system at the Yucca Mountain Project for Bechtel/SAIC. Mr. Prosser has experience in conducting ventilation surveys, mine fire analysis and thermal design in both hard rock and coal mines. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer.
John Bowling - Senior Engineer - John is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He came to MVS with mine ventilation experience in a western hard rock mine. John completed his Master of Science degree at Virginia Tech in 2011, where he researched alternative tracer gases for use in mine ventilation studies. John has experience in mine ventilation design and conducting ventilation surveys.
Jess Van Diest - Staff Engineer - Jess is a graduate of California State University, Fresno and has been with MVS since 2009. He has mine ventilation experience in both hard rock and coal mines. Jess has been involved in mining projects throughout the US, Canada, and Indonesia during his time with MVS. Jess has experience in conducting ventilation surveys, optimization, mine heating, fan specifications, auxiliary ventilation, and large entry mine ventilation. Jess has previous experience in land surveying and water/wastewater projects gained while working for a civil engineering consulting firm in Clovis, CA. Jess also served five years in the United States Marine Corps as a power plant mechanic and aircrew member.
Nathan Wineinger - Staff Engineer - Nathan is a 2010 graduate of the mining engineering program at the University of Montana. Mr. Wineinger is a staff ventilation engineer with MVS. He has experience in ventilation and climatic surveys, ventilation network analysis, design and planning of underground ventilation systems and fire analyses and mitigation strategies.
Garrett Schult - Staff Engineer - Garrett is a 2011 graduate of the mining engineering program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Mr. Schult is a staff ventilation engineer with MVS. He has experience conducting and managing both ventilation and mine fire analysis in hard rock and coal mines.
Jon Fox – Staff Engineer & Software Developement Coordinator - Jon is a 2012 MS graduate of the mining engineering program at the University of Nevada, Reno and a 1987 BS graduate of the mining engineering program at the University of Missouri, Rolla. He has experience in software development, automated control systems and as a production mining engineer. Jon also coordinates MVS’ software development.
Paul Finkiewicz - Senior Technician - Paul works as a Project Coordinator by keeping track of project statuses and budgeting. Paul assists the MVS team of engineers to accomplish the goals set before them. Paul also manages MVS software and leads in client software support and performs laboratory duties as a DPM technician.
Sandra Montanez - Administrative Assistant - Sandra serves as our administrative assistant providing support for our team and our clients.