And he was surveying in his spare time with a startup engineering company he formed with a Virginia Tech classmate. Quillen was named president of Paramont Coal Co. by the age of 31. His duties increased when he became president of WR Grace’s Eastern Coal Group, managing three different coal companies. In 1994, the mining engineer became president of six of Pittston Coal Co.’s mines, managing divisions in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. A year later, Quillen was promoted to executive vice president of sales and marketing, and president of Pittston Coal Sales for Pittston Coal, where he gained experience in international business, especially in the Far East. In 2002, he along with others formed Alpha Natural Resources. In the spring of 2012, he formally retired as chairman of Alpha. Quillen continues to be involved with his alma mater. He currently serves as the rector of the University’s Board of Visitors, and is a past member of the College and CEE Advisory Boards. He was the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus of the College. Most recently, Quillen was named 2011 Virginia Business Person of the Year.
Peabody Energy announced that all 10 nominated members of the board of directors were re-elected for one-year terms at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders. Re-elected directors are: Gregory H. Boyce, chairman and CEO of Peabody Energy; William A. Coley, former CEO and director of British Energy Group plc; William E. James, managing general partner of RockPort Capital Partners LLC; Robert B. Karn III, former managing partner with Arthur Andersen Financial & Consulting in St. Louis; Henry E. Lentz, former managing director of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC; Robert A. Malone, former executive vice president of BP plc and former chairman and president of BP America Inc.; William C. Rusnack, former president and CEO of Premcor Inc.; John F. Turner, former U.S. assistant secretary of state for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Sandra A. Van Trease, group president of BJC Healthcare; and Alan H. Washkowitz, former managing director of Lehman Brothers Inc. The board thanked M. Frances Keeth, former executive vice president of Royal Dutch Shell, plc, and former CEO and president of Shell Chemicals Ltd., for her distinguished service upon her retirement from the board.
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced that Steven Raguz, executive vice president, corporate strategy and communications and chief strategy officer, will leave the company in May.
Jackson Kelly PLLC recently expanded its legal services capabilities with the hiring of attorneys Robert D. Comer, Michael T. Jewell, Susan V. Anderson and Steven M. Nagy.
DeZURIK Inc. has appointed Bryan Burns president and COO.
Miner Enterprises Inc. has promoted Paul Aspengren to sales engineer.
TRIO Engineered Products Inc. has appointed Alberto Lopez regional sales manager for Mexico.