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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People - September 2017

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David G. Zatezalo

U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate David G. Zatezalo of West Virginia to be the assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health. Prior to his retirement as chairman of Rhino Resources GP LLC in late 2014, Zatezalo had served as president and CEO, and was previously COO of Rhino as well as president of Hopedale Mining LLC.

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Kenneth J. Lund
Corsa Coal Corp. appointed Kenneth J. Lund as its general counsel and vice president, administration. Previously, he was general counsel and vice president, commercial, of the Americas region of the DRA Group, a multinational engineering project delivery and asset management group operating across major global finance markets.

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Anthony Orlando                Michael Ward

Contura Energy Inc. appointed Anthony Orlando and Michael Ward as new independent members of its board of directors. Most recently, Orlando served as president and CEO of Covanta Holding Corp. Most recently, Ward as board chairman and chief executive of CSX Corp. and its predecessor company, Chessie System Inc.

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Craig W. Nunez               Christopher J. Zolas
Natural Resource Partners L.P. announced that Wyatt L. Hogan, president and COO, has resigned. Craig W. Nunez, CFO and treasurer, will succeed Hogan. Christopher J. Zolas, chief accounting officer, will succeed Nunez.

Michael Cope has been named interim president of the Ohio Coal Association. Former President Christian Palich has been appointed to a position within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.

Teck Resources Ltd. appointed Scott Maloney as vice president, environment. Maloney succeeds Michael Davies, who has begun a phased retirement. Maloney joins Teck from BHP and brings to the role more than 20 years of functional environmental experience.

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Neil Chatterjee
Neil Chatterjee has been appointed chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Prior to his confirmation, Chatterjee was an energy policy advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Prior to serving McConnell, he worked as a principal in government relations for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and as an aide to House Republican Conference Chairwoman Deborah Pryce.

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Alain Bérard
Camfil appointed Alain Bérard to the position of group executive vice president in charge of the Air Pollution Control (APC) global business unit. For the last four years, Bérard was in charge of Camfil’s global product portfolio, research and development, and communication.

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Bridget Neal
Bridgestone Americas named Bridget Neal as president, off-the-road (OTR), Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO). Neal succeeds Taylor Cole. Previously, she was director, OTR tire sales.

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Robert Franklin
Robert Franklin has been appointed as interim director of sales and marketing, Americas, at Terex Trucks. He joined Terex Corp. in 2002, working firstly as a compact equipment salesman and he later moved into the heavy industry division in 2006.