Michael Coors Appointed to Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees

Michael Coors, a distinguished alum of the Colorado School of Mines and current CEO of global technical ceramics supplier CoorsTek Inc., has been appointed to the institution’s Board of Trustees. Governor Jared Polis made the announcement of Coors’ appointment, with his tenure slated to last four years, ending in December 2027.

CoorsTek, with its headquarters in Golden, Colorado, supplies a broad array of industries ranging from the semiconductor to medical orthopedics sectors. Since becoming CEO seven years ago, Coors has successfully revitalized the strategic direction of the company. This included the recruitment of a new executive team, restructuring its business organization, and significantly ramping up its R&D investments.

A notable achievement is the construction of a modern materials center in Golden, shrinking the company’s manufacturing footprint by 30% while simultaneously strengthening the company’s global outreach and top-line revenue. Coors also spearheads a $550 million project aimed at transforming CoorsTek’s earliest manufacturing site into a technology-focused, multifunctional hub in downtown Golden. The project aims to solidify the Coors family’s commitment to the local community.

Prior to CoorsTek, Coors held office as the CEO of Outlast Technologies, a prominent name in the thermal management solutions industry. Coors earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. As a trustee, he will join other distinguished members on the board like the Adolph Coors Company and Leadership X, and will sit on the School’s Venture Fund investment committee to promote entrepreneurship across the Mines ecosystem.

His appointment stands as a testament to the Colorado School of Mines’ ongoing dedication to producing alumni who make significant contributions to both science and engineering, as well as the society at large.

Source: Press Release