Kevin Kangas MBA, MAM, MPMC

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

A man in safety vest and hard hat sprays water on round iron balls in large spinning equipment.

NRRI builds partnerships to develop carbon reduction strategies for Minnesota’s iron producers.

Four men stand talking in a laboratory.

Gopher Resource leads federally funded projects to reduce the use of fossil coal in recycling process.

NRRI research to identify and confirm major ore recovery improvements from waste taconite moves industry forward

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