Arch Coal, Inc. announced that Robert W. Shanks has elected to retire as president of Arch’s eastern U.S. operations. Gary L. Bennett, president and general manager of Arch’s Coal-Mac, Inc. subsidiary, has been promoted to president of eastern operations, and J. Chris Sykes has been promoted from mine manager to general manager of Coal-Mac. The company also announced former Wyoming Governor David D. Freudenthal has been elected to its board of directors. He will serve on the board’s audit and energy and environmental policy committees.


Peabody Energy has appointed Richard Robison senior vice president of continuous improvement. The company also announced Murray Hundleby has been named vice president and chief legal officer-Australia, and Rebecca L. Kujawa has been promoted to vice president of business development.


TECO Coal President Jim Shackleford recently announced his retirement. Clark Taylor, vice president and controller, will succeed Shackleford as president.


Skelly and Loy has appointed Johnathan Clevinger an engineering technician in its Wise, Va., office.


Poul Jeppesen, currently president of SKF USA Inc., has been appointed president of SKF North America with an overall responsibility for Canada, Mexico and the U.S.


Pyott-Boone Electronics announced that Gary L. Sergent has been promoted to marketing manager and Dave Childress has been promoted to sales manager.


ECSI, LLC has appointed Edmundo J. Laporte vice president and director of mining services. Jeff Baird, senior project coordinator, has also joined the firm.


Orica Ltd. announced that Michael Reich, current CEO of Minova, will be leaving the company. Craig Elkington, current president of Orica Mining Services, North America, has been named CEO.


Double Coin Tires & China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC has appointed Bob O’Donnell OEM and fleet sales manager.