People - March 2018

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Tyler Mitchelson

Anglo American appointed Tyler Mitchelson as the CEO of its metallurgical coal business. Mitchelson will start the new role on April 3. He is currently Anglo’s group head of integration and business planning, based in London. Former CEO David Diamond will leave Anglo after 17 years. He joined Anglo with the acquisition of the Shell Coal Australian Assets in 2000.

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Paulo Gonzalez

Drummond Co. appointed Paulo Gonzalez as vice president, corporate social responsibility. Gonzalez has been at Drummond for more than six years, having previously served as director of corporate social responsibility and manager of public relations.

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Dr. Al Campoli

ECSI hired Dr. Al Campoli as director of mining and energy services. He is also continuing as a senior consultant for Jennmar. Previously, he was a U.S. Bureau of Mines researcher, Jennmar’s vice president of special projects, Minova’s business development manager, consulting engineer, mine foreman, and coal miner.

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Bryan Ulrich

Bryan Ulrich has joined Stantec as a vice president of its mining practice. Ulrich has more than 30 years of experience in engineering, project management, design, construction, and site investigations for mining-related projects.

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Doug Mueller

BreakthroughFuel announced Doug Mueller, who currently serves as the organization’s president, as the new CEO. He joined BreakthroughFuel in 2007. Craig Dickman, former BreakthroughFuel CEO, will take on the role of chairman of the board of directors.

 Union Pacific named Cindy Sanborn regional vice president of transportation for its Western Region. She succeeds Richard Castagna, who will retire after nearly 25 years of service. Sanborn was the first woman to hold an executive operating leadership role at a Class I railroad, recently serving as executive vice president and chief operations officer at CSX.

 ALLU appointed Jeroen Hinnen as vice president of sales.

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Dr. Michael J. Mankosa

Eriez announced that Dr. Michael J. Mankosa, executive vice president of global technology, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He will be formally inducted on September 30. According to the NAE, academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.” Throughout his career, Mankosa has published more than 100 articles in prominent scientific and technical journals, obtained more than 30 process and equipment patents and received more than $2 million in research funding from a number of state and federal agencies.

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Marisa Blank 

Bridgestone Americas announced Marisa Blank as the executive director of sales, commercial off-the-road (OTR) tires, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO). Blank joined Bridgestone in 2010, most recently serving as director of original equipment (OE) account management for the company’s consumer tire business in North America.

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Erik Dullea

Husch Blackwell’s Erik Dullea has been elected partner in the firm’s Denver office. Dullea, a member of the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, focuses on administrative and regulatory law, with an emphasis on workplace safety in heavily regulated industries that include mining, energy and aviation. Dullea joined Husch Blackwell in June 2016 as senior counsel.

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Eeva Sipilä

Metso appointed CFO Eeva Sipilä as interim president and CEO. Former President and CEO Nico Delvaux left the company on February 2. The search for a new president and CEO is under way.

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People - December 2017

Westmoreland Coal Co. announced that Kevin Paprzycki is stepping down from his position as CEO. Paprzycki served in this position since 2015. The board of directors appointed Michael “Hutch” Hutchinson, Audit Committee chairman and current member of the board, to serve as the interim CEO while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement.

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People - December 2017

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SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC announced that Frederick A. Henderson has decided to retire as chairman, CEO and president, and that Michael G. Rippey has been appointed as chairman, CEO and president. Rippey is currently serving as a senior advisor to Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. and was previously chairman of ArcelorMittal USA.

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People - December 2017


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Peabody named Paul Richard as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. He spent nearly 15 years as vice president of human resources for Shaw Industries Group. He also served as a human resources leader for 19 years at Ferro Corp. Peabody also promoted Patrick Forkin to senior vice president, corporate development. Forkin previously served as vice president of strategy and global energy analytics.

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People - October/November 2017


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Larry Evans

Larry Evans has been appointed vice president of business development and strategy at Corsa Coal Corp. Previously, he owned SouthernApp Technical Services, a consulting company offering mining, civil and environmental engineering services in the coal mining sector. Prior to that, he was senior director of exploration and technical support for Walter Energy.

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Sunrise Coal promoted Lawrence D. Martin to president. Martin joined Sunrise in 2007 as CFO. In 2016, he was named CFO of Hallador Energy Co. Heather L. Tryon was promoted to CFO. Previously, she served as Sunrise’s controller, a position she has held since joining Sunrise in August 2014. Brent Bilsland will remain Hallador Energy’s president, chief executive officer, and director.

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Black Hills Energy named Nick Gardner to the position of vice president of the company’s operations in South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana. Gardner joined Black Hills in 2000 as an engineering intern and progressed to positions of increasing responsibility with the company’s natural gas operations in various states.

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NACCO Industries announced that upon its completion of the proposed spinoff of Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Co., Alfred M. Rankin Jr., will retire as president and CEO of NACCO while continuing to serve as non-executive chairman of the board of directors of NACCO. In addition, Rankin will become executive chairman of Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Co. following the spinoff. Rankin has provided more than 45 years of service to NACCO and its subsidiary companies. Butler will become president and CEO of NACCO and will join the NACCO Board of Directors upon Rankin’s retirement. Butler will also continue to serve in his capacity as the president and CEO of North American Coal. Butler has served as senior vice president – finance, treasurer and CAO of NACCO since September 2012.

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Wallace Taylor is now manager marketing and logistics for Bowie Resource Partners.

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Myron Jones

Myron Jones is now vice president of purchasing and maintenance at Cutlass Collieries LLC.

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Steven Gardner

President Donald Trump nominated Steven Gardner to be the director of the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Gardner is currently serving as the president and CEO of ECSI LLC.

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Dan Alexander

Dan Alexander started a new position as an adjunct faculty member at West Virginia University.

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Bobby Lewis is now mine manager at Pine Mountain Coal. He was previously an engineer with Bledsoe Coal.

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Daniel Elliott, former chairman of the surface transportation board, is now a partner at Conner & Winters.

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Superior Industries Inc. hired Terry O’Hearn as its new conveyor components territory manager for the southcentral United States. O’Hearn will work with distributors in the region to market and sell conveyor components in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.

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Jim Williams

Motion Industries announced that Jim Williams, vice president of corporate purchasing and supplier relations, was elected 2018 Power Transmission Distributors Association president.

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United Central Industrial Supply hired Daron Steinmann to the position of Western regional manager.

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