Former International Coal Group and Arch Coal executive Charles Snavely has been appointed by new Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to serve as secretary of the state’s Energy and Environmental Cabinet. Snavely was most recently president of operation for Arch before retiring in January 2014. Prior to that he was executive vice president of mining operations for ICG. Snavely replaces Dr. Len Peters, who was appointed by former Gov. Steve Beshear in 2008.
SUEK Siberian Coal and Energy Co. named G. Michael Meighen as global head of health, safety and environmental programs. Previously, he was the director of HSES Americas and Kazakhstan Coal for ArcelorMittal.
BKT USA has added three regional sales managers. Blaine Koller is the new regional sales manager handling BKT’s Northwest territory. Koller is based in BKT’s Fairlawn, Ohio, office. He was most recently sales manager for the western coast of British Columbia. Gary Pompa and Peter Row have both been added as OTR regional sales managers based in BKT’s office in Brentwood, Tennessee. Pompa brings more than 25 years of experience in the tire industry, including having managed GCR Tires, Pomp’s Tire, and working in sales for Wingfoot Tire and Northern Tire. Row brings more than 17 years of experience.
Motion Industries announced several key changes. Randy Breaux assumed the position of senior vice president of marketing, distribution and purchasing. Breaux joined Motion Industries in 2011 as senior vice president, marketing. Tony Cefalu was named senior vice president of hose and rubber, shops and service centers. Kevin Storer was named senior vice president of U.S. operations, president of Motion Industries-Mexico.