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Jaisen Kohmuench of Eriez® Selected as 2018 Frank F. Aplan Award Winner

Erie, PA, Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) has selected Eriez® Senior Director of Asia-Pacific Operations and Strategy Jaisen Kohmuench as the 2018 recipient of the Frank F. Aplan Award. The award will be presented at a banquet on February 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado, during the SME 2019 Annual Conference and Expo and Colorado Mining Association (CMA) 121st National Western Conference.



Established in 1989, the Frank F. Aplan Award recognizes engineering or scientific contributions that further the understanding of the technology of coal and/or minerals engineering. According to SME Executive Director David L. Kanagy, Kohmuench was selected as the 2018 recipient of this prestigious award based, in part, on his exceptional contributions to applied research, engineering development and commercial deployment of advanced flotation technologies.

Kohmuench attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree of science, a master's degree of science and a doctorate in mining and minerals engineering. He also holds a Professional Engineers Certification. During his career, Kohmuench has been the recipient of numerous awards, written scores of technical papers and made dozens of professional presentations at various domestic and international conferences.

For more information about the Frank F. Aplan Award and to view a list of past winners, please visit

Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid recycling, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international subsidiaries located on six continents. For more information, call (814) 835-6000. For online users, visit or send email to Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.                            



John Blicha