Licari Named To State Mining Board
Company Recognizes Professional Achievement
Ben Licari, Graniterock’s Director of Geology and Exploration, has been appointed by the Governor’s Office to the California State Mining and Geology Board. The board serves as an advisory panel on issues of mineral resources, old mines, and seismic hazards.
Mr. Licari of Soquel, was tapped for his extensive experience in geology and exploration, according to Governor Schwarzenegger’s office. Ben has over 30 years of experience in mining operations in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Montana, working as a mine geologist, ore control engineer, mine superintendent, and mine manager. In 1998, he was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to the California State Mining & Geology Board as a Registered Geologist with special expertise in mining, groundwater hydrology, water quality and rock chemistry. He joined Graniterock in early 2000 as Director of Government and Community Affairs and has since earned his LEED AP and Certified Green Building Professional status. Ben’s hobbies include SCUBA diving and underwater photography.
Graniterock was founded on Valentine’s Day of 1900, when its first operation, the A.R. Wilson Quarry, was opened in Aromas, and soon became a heavy engineering contractor. Its California Contractor’s License #22 demonstrates how long the Company has been in business. Plant and branch locations include Aromas, Cupertino, Felton, Hollister, Monterey Peninsula, Oakland, Redwood City, Salinas, Santa Cruz, San Jose, and South San Francisco. Graniterock’s Pavex Construction Division operates from area offices in Redwood City, San Jose, Oakland, and Watsonville, and performs large work such as highway or runway expansion projects, as well as commercial and residential projects. The Company’s Corporate Offices have been located in Watsonville since 1900.
For more information, contact:
Ben Licari, 831.768.2106
Keith Severson, 831.768.2063