Kevin Kangas MBA, MAM, MPMC

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Professional Title
Coleraine Site Director, Business Development


Kevin W. Kangas, Site Director of the NRRI Coleraine facility, has 26 years of industry and professional consulting experience mainly in the forest products and iron ore and steel industries. 

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. Kevin is an adjunct instructor at Fond du Lac Community College where he teaches business management and business plan development.


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. 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. 

NRRI News Articles

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Pilot-scale, vertical mill from Switzerland is ‘game-changer’ for industry decarbonization efforts.

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Future focus on a new building at NRRI's Coleraine site will provide space to keep pace with research.

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Continual updating of NRRI’s Duluth facility helps solid foundation stands test of time.

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