Templeton Coal Co., Inc. has appointed W. Curtis (Curt) Brighton president. He succeeds Thomas E. Templeton, who is stepping down.

Peabody Energy has appointed Marc Hathhorn senior vice president of Midwest Operations, with responsibility to lead Peabody’s five surface and five underground coal mines across Illinois and Indiana. E. Jason Davis has been appointed general manager of the Metropolitan mine in New South Wales, Australia, with responsibility for the underground operation and surface facilities. Patrick Sollars has been appointed general manager of Colorado Operations. He assumes responsibility for the Twentymile mine in Colorado.

Mississippi Lime Company has appointed John D. Huhn vice president of strategy and corporate development.

Marshall Miller & Associates, Inc. recently appointed Dr. Peter J. Bethell an associate and principal mineral processing consultant. He will direct the mineral processing services associated with the firm’s growing international project portfolio and lead a team of engineers and support staff in delivering services to a large client base.

Skelly and Loy has appointed Rex A. Peppler engineering manager; Darryl L. White CAD designer; and Paul J. Fischer mine permitting specialist in the firm’s Wise, Va., office.

Blastcrete Equipment Co. has appointed Maury Bagwell general manager.

Conveyor Accessories, Inc. has appointed Chris McCarty sales manager.

Dr. Jürgen F. Brune has been appointed research professor at the Colorado School of Mines. He will focus his research at the Colorado School of Mines on coal mining, mine ventilation and specifically, mine fire and explosion prevention.