Arch Coal, Inc. recently announced the Arch Coal Sales’ London team: Alexander Newman has been appointed vice president of international thermal coal sales-Europe and Wyn Davis has been appointed vice president of international metallurgical coal sales-Europe. Arch’s new European office will open March 1 at Heron Tower in London.

Peabody Energy has appointed Bradley E. Phillips senior vice president of transition services in Australia. He will continue to lead the organizational integration of Macarthur Coal and Peabody Energy Australia.

The United Company announced Jack A. Hudson has been promoted to CFO.

Safety Solutions International, Inc. has appointed Dr. Lori Guasta director of organizational behavior and emerging markets.

Tassco Steel has appointed Grady Covin industrial sales engineer.

EmberClear has appointed Keith Calder to the board of directors.

ECSI, LLC has appointed Fred Eastridge director of civil engineering services; and Filiberto Gomez, PhD and Sabry Hanna, PhD have been appointed senior geologists. Andrew Beat has joined the Pikeville office as senior project manager and Russ Adams has joined the Owensboro office as project manager.

Doug Hardman announced he is retiring as CEO of J.H. Fletcher, but has been appointed vice chairman of business development. The company announced Greg Hinshaw has been appointed CEO and Rod Duncan has been appointed president. Eddie Alford has been appointed head of the customer service group.

Mine Radio Systems has appointed Steven Zakaib executive vice president of operations.

Martin Engineering has announced the retirement of Chief Technical Director Todd Swinderman.

Kaydon Bearings Division has appointed Michael Stofferahn vice president of North American sales.

BJM Pumps has appointed Kelly Leth western regional sales manager.

Blastcrete Equipment Co. has appointed Maury Bagwell general manager.

Stonie Barker Jr., former chairman and CEO of Island Creek Coal Co., recently died. Barker received his degree in mining engineering from Virginia Tech in 1951 and was employed by Island Creek Coal until his retirement in 1984. Barker was called to Washington to represent the coal operators after months of bitter negotiations during the coal strike of 1978. He was named the 1985 “Coal Man of the Year” by the National Coal Association, a predecessor of NMA, presiding as chairman of the group from 1982 to 1984, and serving as chairman of the board of the Bituminous Coal Operators’ Association from 1978 to 1980.