Emilie Rusch

Michael Coors '06 appointed to Mines Board of Trustees

Chief executive officer of CoorsTek, Inc. will serve a four-year term on the board through December 2027
Michael Coors headshot

Michael Coors ‘06 has been appointed to the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees by Gov. Jared Polis.

Coors, a Mines alum, will serve a four-year term on the board through December 2027.

Coors is the chief executive officer of CoorsTek, Inc., a privately held global supplier of technical ceramic materials based in Golden, Colorado. The company serves a wide variety of industries including semiconductor, aerospace and defense and medical orthopedics.

Over the past seven years, Coors has helped to chart a new strategic direction for CoorsTek, which included recruiting a new executive leadership team and reorganizing the business into a functional reporting structure. As part of this shift, the company significantly increased its R&D investment, building a state-of-the-art materials center in Golden, reduced its manufacturing footprint by 30 percent while expanding top-line revenue and global reach.

Coors is also helping to lead a $550 million revitalization project that will convert CoorsTek’s oldest historic manufacturing site into a technology-focused, mixed-use hub in downtown Golden, reinforcing the Coors family’s long-term commitment and investment to the region.

Prior to joining CoorsTek, Coors served as CEO of Outlast Technologies, a world leader in thermal management solutions used in temperature regulation in textiles, batteries and other uses.

Coors holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He currently serves on the boards for the Adolph Coors Company, CoorsTek Inc., and Leadership X, as well as the Colorado School of Mines’ Venture Fund investment committee promoting entrepreneurship throughout the Mines ecosystem.

Emilie Rusch

Emilie Rusch

Director of Communications
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