“Today marks an extraordinary milestone in CONSOL Energy’s history—three of our executive team members with a combined 82 years of service to the company have decided to retire. Each brought unique strengths to the company,” said Brett Harvey, CEO, CONSOL Energy. Lyons was a key player in transitioning the company from a privately held concern to a multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded corporation, Harvey explained.
Pusateri played a pivotal role in transforming CONSOL Energy from a coal company to a dual-fuel producing energy company. “He aggressively developed CONSOL Energy’s sales portfolio to take advantage of the rapidly growing high sulfur coal scrubber market and helped lead the way in the development of emerging export markets,” Harvey said. “Additionally, he has led in the development of our gas marketing efforts to meet the needs of our rapidly growing gas segment.”
Richey was instrumental in advising and guiding the company through a number of significant matters over the past several years. “His legal expertise, coupled with his practical perspective and strong business sense, has been valuable assets to our shareholders and our company on several fronts, including corporate governance,” Harvey said.
David Khani, who has served as the company’s vice president of finance since July 2011, will be promoted to CFO in March. Stephen W. Johnson, senior vice president and general counsel, will be promoted to chief legal and corporate affairs officer. James C. Grech was promoted to chief commercial officer. In this capacity, he is responsible for CONSOL Energy’s marketing, transportation services, CNX Land Resources, and Research and Development departments, as well as Fairmont Supply.