“Nationally-recognized mine rescue teams are a key component of Patriot’s comprehensive safety program,” stated Michael D. Day, Patriot Executive Vice President – Operations.  “Frank’s induction into the Hall of Fame is a remarkable honor. We congratulate Frank on this accomplishment and commend him for his outstanding contribution in an area in which skills make the difference between life and death.”

Foster serves as Patriot’s Director of Safety Compliance, with responsibility for the Company’s award-winning mine rescue teams. He has 37 years of experience in the mining industry, and has been involved with mine rescue teams for 27 years.