The 2005 President’s Citation Award
Awarded To: Daniel T. Eyde
“For your loyalty and commitment to SME, and in particular for your efforts in championing the organizing committee that made the Registered Member category in SME a reality in 2005. Your energy and enthusiasm for the Society is truly refreshing and your courage to stand your ground for the good of the Society, its membership and its staff is sincerely appreciated. The Society is indebted to you for more than 28 years of exemplary leadership and dedication.”
Since 1981 Dan Eyde has been a principal in GSA Resources, Inc. (www.gsaresources.com) full time as Corporate Vice President. At that time GSA was a small consulting company specializing in the exploration, development and marketing of industrial products, which he had helped form with his father. Over the years the company began supplying a number of specialty industrial mineral products for environmental remediation, odor control and other waste treatment applications. In July 1999 Dan acquired all of GSA Resources, Inc. and became President of the company. GSA specializes in the commercialization of new and innovative technologies for specialty or niche industrial mineral markets. Dan also serves on the Board of Directors of New Earth Systems, Inc, (http://www.newearthsystems.com/) a start up company producing modular water treatment systems using GSA Resources, Inc. zeolite products, along with other electro –chemical treatment technologies. The company has expanded into the PET recycling market producing a high grade recycled product from scrap.
In 1995, Dan helped Polymers Plus develop a patented soil amendment for agricultural and water management applications. In January 2000 Polymers Plus LLC was successfully combined with Soil Wash Technologies to create a new company American Soil Technologies. It trades on the OTC under the symbol SOYL. In 1999, he formed Odor Control Technology, LLC, a Tulsa; Oklahoma based company to commercialize a patent pending odor control technology for specialty pet litter.
Element 33, LLC, was created in 2000 http://www.element33.com/) to commercialize arsenic remediation technology developed with the University of South Florida and licensed by GSA Resources, Inc. The technology is based on the Bowie chabazite. In early 2004 the technology was acquired by International Water Purification, LLC. Nano Clays LLC. was also formed that year to evaluate the potential of the Burro Creek saponite deposit and possible nanocomposite and barrier applications and technologies. In 2003 GSA Resources, Inc. began a joint venture with C2C Zeolites a Canadian Public Company to develop specialty down hole cement products based on the Bowie chabazite for Halliburton Corporation. Dan also serves as a Director of C2C. In 2003 GSA also began commercialization of a specialty oxidizing sorbent for odors, VOC’s and ethylene which is now patent pending in the US and Europe and being manufactured and marketed by D&B Products, Inc..
Dan Eyde completed his B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Phoenix after starting as a Geological Engineer at the University of Arizona. He is a Registered Professional Geologist in the State of Arizona and an AIPG Certified Geologist. He has written numerous articles on industrial minerals, particularly specialty clays and zeolites. Dan is an active member of SME (Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration) Dan has held positions from local section officer to Director, representing the Mining and Exploration Division. In February 2001 he became the Vice President of Finance for SME serving a three-year term.
The President’s Citation, established in 1978, recognizes a significant individual contribution culminating in the SME year of tenure of the selecting President. The award consists of a presentation case with a certificate on one side and the citation on the other. Recipients of this award shall be the personal selection of the President of the Society.