Keith Hainer
Brian Sullivan Keith Hainer

Alpha Natural Resources announced that President Paul Vining resigned to accept a CEO position with a Cline Group affiliate. Upon Vining’s departure, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Brian Sullivan and newly appointed Executive Vice President, Mining Operations Keith Hainer will take on expanded responsibilities within the company. Sullivan will continue in his current role, but with additional management responsibilities over Alpha’s natural gas commercial enterprise and land holdings.

Glenn Kellow
Glenn Kellow

Peabody Energy announced that President and COO Glenn L. Kellow has been named president and CEO-elect and will become CEO, effective May 4. Current Chairman and CEO Gregory H. Boyce will remain as executive chairman of the board. Kellow has also been named to Peabody’s board of directors. Prior to joining Peabody, he held multiple leadership posts on three continents over a 28-year career with BHP Billiton.

Murray Energy elected Robert Edward Murray to executive vice president of marketing and sales, as well as president of The American Coal Sales Co; James Turner Jr. vice president of engineering of Murray Energy; and B.J. Cornelius will remain as senior vice president of marketing and sales and has been elected to vice president of The American Coal Sales Co.

Eric P. Johnson
Eric Johnson

Oxbow Carbon appointed Eric P. Johnson president. He has been COO since early 2014. William Koch will remain as Oxbow’s CEO and chairman of the board.

David Berry will join the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement as the regional director of the bureau’s Western Regional Office in March. Berry currently serves as the director of the Colorado Coal Mine Regulatory Program.

John Dauber Matt Caulfield
John Dauber Matt Caulfield

Camfil Air Pollution Control promoted four members of its sales management team to new positions. John Dauber, who most recently headed up the U.S./Canada sales team, is taking on the role of Handte product manager for the Americas. Matt Caulfield, a seven-year veteran of Camfil APC, has been named director of sales — USA/Canada.

Rick Kreczmer, an eight-year veteran of Camfil APC,has been promoted to director of aftermarket sales and corporate training.

Rick Kreczmer Greg Schreier
Rick Kreczmer Greg Schreier
Tod Carpenter
Tod Carpenter

Greg Schreier, who has served for three years as Camfil APC metal working market manager, will now have a dual role as director — OEM accounts/metal and thermal spray market manager.

Donaldson Co. announced that Tod Carpenter, COO, has been named president and CEO, effective April 1. Chairman, President and CEO Bill Cook will remain chairman of the board. Carpenter was named COO last February.

Biao Qiu P Marshall-Hyzdu
Biao Qiu Marshall Hyzdu

Dr. Biao Qiu is a senior mining engineer at Agapito Associates Inc. Dr. Qiu is a recent graduate in mining engineering with a focus on rock mechanics, ground control and mine subsidence.

Bridgestone Commercial announced Marshall Hyzdu as the new head of marketing for the commercial tire division. He has an extensive background in marketing for global brands, including Valvoline and Kraft Foods.

Allen Alexander Kirk Aubry
Allen Alexander Kirk Aubry

CEO and Chairman of the board Allen Alexander announced his retirement from Savage after 37 years with the company, effective June 22. Alexander is stepping down to serve as a mission president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in North Carolina. He will remain on the company’s board of directors, serving as vice chairman.

P Sporton
Benjamin Sporton

Current Savage President and COO Kirk Aubry will become CEO,effective April 1. Aubry will remain president of the company in addition to serving as CEO.

After almost 10 years heading up the World Coal Association (WCA), Chief Executive Milton Catelin is stepping down from the role. The WCA has commenced a recruitment process to select a new chief executive. Deputy Chief Executive Benjamin Sporton will be acting chief executive.