Patriot Coal Corp. announced that Michael D. Day has been promoted to senior vice president of engineering and surface operations.

America West Resources, Inc. has appointed Brent Davies CFO. He replaces Brian Rodriguez, who will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors.

Evergreen Energy Inc. and WPG Resources Ltd. appointed Wayne Rossiter CEO of Southern Coal Holdings, the joint venture established to produce K-Fuel in Australia using Evergreen’s coal upgrading technology.

Safety Solutions International, Inc. has appointed Richard “Keith” Sinsel executive vice president and Harry A. Lovely safety and mine emergency specialist.

Skelly and Loy has appointed Steven R. Witthar assistant vice president and engineering manager in its Wise, Va., office.

Kimberly Wells has been appointed president of The Solution Group, a multi-sector approach that addresses cultural, scientific and government concerns related to natural resources.

Cummins Inc. recently announced the retirement of Tim Solso, the company’s chairman and CEO. He will be succeeded by Tom Linebarger, current president and COO.

Titan International has appointed Jim Allen vice president of sales.

Hillenbrand, Inc. has appointed Mark L. Kohler president of the size reduction group, a division of the company’s K-Tron subsidiary.

ECSI, LLC announced J. Steven Gardner was one of five alumni honored with induction into the Engineering Hall of Distinction on April 15, 2011, by the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. This recognition is bestowed on alumni who have demonstrated distinguished engineering professional accomplishments, outstanding character and commitment to community service. Gardner completed a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering and an M.S. in Mining Engineering at UK. He serves as president/CEO of ECSI, LLC, a Lexington-based civil, environmental and mining engineering and land surveying company.

Regrettably, the June edition of Coal Age ran an article incorrectly announcing promotions of United Central staff members. Coal Age combined the staff promotions of United Central with the staff promotions of The United Company. Darrell Cole is president and CEO of United Central Industrial Supply and United Central Industrial Supply is in no way affiliated with The United Company.

United Central Industrial Supply has promoted Henry E. Looney to senior vice president. In his role, Looney will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities for United Central’s North American mining and industrial business including its two subsidiary companies, National Mine Service of Canada and Gooding Rubber, Inc. Additionally, Christopher P. McClendon has joined United Central as vice president of materials management.