Don E. Howell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
In the early 1970’s Don E. Howell purchased The Mining Record, a struggling publication which had once been a prominent daily newspaper of Denver. Using original publishing equipment, Don worked tirelessly to turn the business around, creating the Howell Publishing Company in the process. His newly formed company designed publications and marketing materials for some of the areas most recognized companies, growing to become one of Denver’s leading publishing groups.
Don continued to publish The Mining Record weekly and during the ensuing years, built the newspaper into an industry frontrunner for mining news and advertising. The company grew from a one-man operation to employing industry professionals and recent mining school graduates, launching the careers of many who are now executives in the industry.
Expanding on his success, Don created publications for mining associations and began promoting mining trade shows and conferences in The Mining Record. His positive impact and influence, led to expanded attendance, increased exhibitor participation, and greater industry recognition. As a key player and straight shooter in a ‘tight knit’ industry, Don was able to further develop the business, forging friendships through the years that lasted a lifetime.
As a result, Don Howell became synonymous with The Mining Record.
Don was honored numerous times throughout the years for his impact and dedication, receiving multiple industry awards and in 2009, presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by his mining peers.
However, if you asked about his greatest accomplishment, he would answer - “Family. My family is my biggest accomplishment and the fact that they are proud of me, is all that matters”.
We Honor the Love, Dedication, and Leadership of a “Larger Than Life” husband, father, grandfather, and friend.