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People - July 2016

The chairman and chief executive of Birmingham-based Drummond Co. Inc., Garry Neil Drummond, died July 13. He was 78. His father began Drummond Coal in Sipsey, Alabama, in 1935, and Garry Drummond began working in the mines in Walker County at age 15. He was named CEO in 1973 and had held the position ever since. Today, the family-owned Drummond has coal mines in Alabama and South America. It operates ABC Coke and a real estate division with developments in Alabama, California and Florida. Drummond also was a longtime trustee of the University of Alabama.

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People - June 2016

Bennett K. Hatfield, 59, of Charleston, West Virginia, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 22 (See News, p. 6). He was born October 26, 1956, in Williamson, West Virginia. He was the principal of Coal Strategies LLC and also served as an independent director on the boards of Foresight Energy LP and Minerals Refining Co. He served in senior executive positions for more than 20 years at Massey Energy, then was CEO of International Coal Group and later CEO of Patriot Coal.

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People - April 2016

Alpha Natural Resources announced that Andy Eidson, senior vice president for strategy and business development, will assume additional duties as the CFO. Eidson, who has served in his current position since December 2015 and in other positions with Alpha since 2010, will join Alpha’s management committee in the expanded role of executive vice president and CFO. Eidson will succeed Philip Cavatoni, who will resign as chief financial and strategy officer.

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People - March 2016

The American Coal Co. announced the election of Carson T. Pollastro to the position of vice president, general manager and superintendent. He succeeds John R. Forrelli, who has served in numerous management positions with Murray Energy Corp. for 28 years.

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People - January 2016

Foresight Energy LP appointed Paul H. Vining as a new member of the board of directors. Vining is currently the CEO of Cline Group LLC, as well as president of Foresight Reserves LP and CEO of Cutlass Collieries LLC.

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