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Mining-tech pioneer retires

The grandfather of modern, high-tech mine production management systems, James White, has officially retired from Tucson-headquartered Modular Mining Systems, a subsidiary of Komatsu.

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Modular Mining Systems became part of Japan's Komatsu in 1996

White pioneered development of the proprietary mine-traffic management algorithm that underpinned Modular’s Dispatch computerised fleet control system.

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