Management

Corporate
George G. Dethlefsen – Chief Executive Officer
Keith D. Dyke – Chief Operating Officer and President
Paul D. Caldwell – Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Kai Xia – Vice President, Corporate Development
Jacob Dinsmore - Controller

Northern Appalachia ("NAPP")
Joseph A. Gallo – Senior Vice President
Raymond G. McElhaney – Chief Commercial Officer

Central Appalachia ("CAPP")
Keith D. Dyke – President
Johnny L. Gaertner – Chief Financial Officer
Ronald Helton – Manager of Underground and Highwall Mining
James Thacker – Manager of Plant and Surface

 

Background on Management

Corporate

George G. Dethlefsen - Chief Executive Officer
George G. Dethlefsen was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2014 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since July 2013. Previously Mr. Dethlefsen was Managing Director at Quintana Energy Partners where he was the sector head of coal and downstream investments. Prior to joining Quintana, Mr. Dethlefsen worked for the General Partner of Natural Resource Partners, L.P. and worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of Goldman, Sachs, & Co.  Mr. Dethlefsen attended Rice University, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and Managerial Studies, and The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned an MBA.

Keith D. Dyke – Chief Operating Officer and President
Keith D. Dyke has served as President since July 2013 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in August 2014. Mr. Dyke teamed with Quintana Equity Partners in 2006 to acquire Kopper Glo Fuel, a subsidiary of Corsa, where he also serves as President. Mr. Dyke attended West Virginia University at Montgomery, where he earned a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, and Xavier University, where he completed an MBA.

Paul D. Caldwell – Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Paul D. Caldwell served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary since December 2010. Mr. Caldwell has over 37 years of financial experience and has held senior financial positions with Canadian publicly listed mining companies operating domestically and internationally. Mr. Caldwell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with majors in Commerce and Economics, from the University of Toronto.

Kai Xia – Vice President, Corporate Development
Kai Xia was appointed Vice President of Corporate Development in August 2014. Previously Mr. Xia was Vice President at Quintana Energy Partners covering the coal and downstream sector. Mr. Xia attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Jacob Dinsmore – Controller
Jacob Dinsmore was appointed to the position of Controller in August 2014. He joined Corsa in September 2011 as Manager, Financial Reporting and prior to this was employed by KPMG, LLP in roles across Canada focusing on assurance as well as advisory and international tax. Mr. Dinsmore is a Chartered Professional Accountant and studied at McMaster University where he obtained an Hons. Bachelor of Commerce, minoring in Economics

 

Northern Appalachia ("NAPP")

Joseph A. Gallo – Senior Vice President
Joseph A. Gallo was appointed Senior Vice President of PBS Coals in August 2013 and was President of Wilson Creek Energy since 2012. Mr. Gallo been involved in all phases of coal mining over the past 33 years and is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of PBS Coals Ltd. (prior to Corsa Coal Corp.’s acquisition). Mr. Gallo attended Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a B.S. degree in Mining Engineering.

Raymond G. McElhaney – Chief Commercial Officer
Raymond G. McElhaney was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of PBS Coals in August 2014. Mr. McElhaney joined the PBS team in January 2011 and was Vice President of Domestic Sales and Logistics (prior to Corsa Coal Corp’s acquisition).  Previously Mr. McElhaney was a Senior Fuels Consultant at Allegheny Energy Inc. and held the positions of President and CFO while working at Anker Coal Group. Ray is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

 

Central Appalachia ("CAPP")

Keith D. Dyke – President

Johnny L. Gaertner – Chief Financial Officer
Johnny L. Gaertner has served as Chief Financial Officer of Kopper Glo Mining since April 2012 and was Controller of Kopper Glo since 2007. Previously Mr. Gaertner was Vice President and Division Controller for Champion International Corporation. Mr. Gaertner attended Sam Houston State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Ronald Helton – Manager of Underground and Highwall Mining
Ronald Helton has served as Manager of Underground and Highwall Mining of Kopper Glo Mining since April 2010. Mr. Helton has more than 30 years of experience in Central Appalachian underground coal mining and has held positions such as Mechanic, Electrician, Section Foreman, and Operations Manager for Ikerd Coal, Transco Energy, and James River.

James Thacker – Manager of Plant and Surface
James Thacker has served as Manager of Plant and Surface of Kopper Glo since July 2009. Mr. Thacker has been with Kopper Glo since 1989 and has over 30 years of service in various positions from underground mining, product sales and Coal Preparation Manager to Manager of Surface and Plant Operations.

 

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