Edward L. Doheny II, president and CEO of Joy Global Inc., will be presenting this year’s Penn State G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering on Friday, April 25. His lecture, titled “Our Vision for Mining's Future,” will focus on advances in mining technologies that could change mining in the future. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. with a reception in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum Gallery on the ground floor of Deike Building. The lecture begins promptly at 4 p.m. in Room 22 Deike Building.
Doheny previously served as an executive vice president for Joy Global as well as chief operating officer of Joy Global’s underground business segment. He is a member of the company’s board of directors. Before joining Joy Global in May 2006, Doheny spent 20 years with Ingersoll-Rand. While there he held a variety of senior executive positions, both domestic and international, including president of the Air Solutions Group, president of Shared Services and most recently as president of Industrial Technologies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell University and a master’s degree in management from Purdue University.
Doheny is a member of the board of directors and a member of the governing Executive Committee of the National Mining Association, the voice in the United States for the mining industry. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors and a member of the governing Executive Committee of the World Coal Association, the voice of coal in the international energy, environment and development forums. Recently, he was appointed by the U.S. government as a member of the Coal Industry Advisory Board (CIAB) to the International Energy Agency. CIAB members are appointed by their government and currently represent 17 countries from which comes 85 percent of the world’s coal production. Doheny also serves as a director of John Bean Technologies Corp. and holds two patents.
The G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture Series in Mineral Engineering was established in 1992 by Mercedes G. Shoemaker to honor the memory of her husband, a Pittsburgh civic and industrial leader dedicated to the support of higher education. G. Albert Shoemaker, a Penn State Distinguished Alumnus, had an eminent career in the mineral industries. He was for many years a leader of the coal industry, serving as president of the Pittsburgh Coal Division of Babcock & Wilcox and later as president of Consolidation Coal Co. from 1960 to 1966. Among many civic and philanthropic activities, he served as a member of the University Board of Trustees from 1957 to 1978 and as board president from 1970-72.