Our Team

Our well-rounded and diverse staff is comprised of experienced scientists, engineers, and business professionals. This allows us to take on a project from many different angles and perspectives and provides the best and most accurate evaluations, conclusions and recommendations.

Executive Leadership & Key Team Members

Michael Ginn, Founder and CEO
BS Geology / Engineering Geology
MS Material Science and Engineering / Mineral Engineering

Laura Mason, President
BS ISyE, Georgia Institute of Technology

Whitney Jones, Director of Technology
BS Chemistry

Jimmy Godfrey, Director of Operations

Hodges Willis, Process Engineer
BS Biology

Our Founder and CEO Michael Ginn is a widely recognized professional and expert in the area of industrial minerals.  He is also recognized as a global leader in the processing of exothermic waste streams for energy and mineral / metals / materials recovery and for creating value from the recovered materials.

After receiving a BS in Geology in 1976 (Georgia Southern University) and MSs in Material Science and Engineering and Mineral Engineering in 1980 from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Michael joined Nord Kaolin Company as Assistant Manager of Mining, Exploration and Research.  In 1985, he joined ECC International Americas where he held a number of positions in research, process and product development and management.  In 1995, Michael formed Ginn Mineral Technology.  In 1998, he created the Ginn Technology Group that is a collection of private mineral technology, energy, and environmental companies.  The focus of the group is “INNOVATIVE EARTH TECHNOLOGY” .  Areas of research & development and commercialization of mineral resources include mineral exploration, mining, processing and product development, and global product distribution.  Environmental and sustainability initiatives include the processing of exothermic waste streams for energy and materials recovery including minerals and metals.  The Earth Circle Technologies Group (ECT) , part of the Ginn Technology Group, is the first in the world to develop technology that “closes the loop” in paper and carpet recycling.  Michael has numerous patents and intellectual property in the fields of super-conducting magnetic separation, exothermic waste streams, thermal processing of minerals, capillary filtration, mineral separation / concentration as well as other areas.

Michael is a native of Georgia and resides in his hometown, Sandersville, Georgia.  The Ginn Mineral Technology Research Center and Pilot Plant are located in Sandersville.  He is associated with numerous professional societies ranging from mining and minerals, pulp and paper, carpet, and recycling.  He has held many leadership positions with professional groups including Chairman of the Georgia section of SME.  He is an Emeritus Member of the Advisory Board of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  In 2011, Michael was inducted into the “Academy of Distinguished Alumni” at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Georgia Mining Association                                                                                         American WaterWorks Associations
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration                                                      Water Environment and Reuse Foundation
Georgia Tech School of Materials Science and Engineering                                  Georgia Association of Water Professionals
Georgia Tech Alumni Association
Washington County Chamber of Commerce