Management

Corporate
George G. Dethlefsen – Chief Executive Officer
Kevin M. Harrigan – Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Kai Xia – Vice President, Corporate Development
Vanessa Cook - Controller

Northern Appalachia ("NAPP") Division
Peter V. Merritts - President
Joseph A. Gallo – Senior Vice President
Raymond G. McElhaney – Chief Financial Officer

Central Appalachia ("CAPP") Division
Keith D. Dyke – President
Johnny L. Gaertner – Chief Financial Officer
Ronald Helton – VP Operations

 

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.

Kevin M. Harrigan – Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Kevin M. Harrigan was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary in June 2015.  Previously Mr. Harrigan was a Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Walter Energy, Inc., a producer of coal, coke, and natural gas.  Prior to Walter Energy, Mr. Harrigan worked for CONSOL Energy, Inc. for ten years in various accounting roles, last serving as General Manager, Accounting and Reporting.  Prior to his service at CONSOL Energy, Inc., Mr. Harrigan was a Staff Auditor at Arthur Andersen, LLP.  Mr. Harrigan earned a B.S. in business administration and a M.S. in accountancy from Duquesne University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. 

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.

Vanessa Cook – Controller
Vanessa Cook joined Corsa Coal Corp. as Controller in January 2015. Previously she was Controller at Vena Solutions, and prior to that was Manager of Accounting and Consolidations at Dundee Precious Metals Inc. Ms. Cook is a Chartered Professional Accountant and studied at Dalhousie University where she obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

 

Northern Appalachia ("NAPP") Division

Peter V. Merritts –President
Peter V. Merritts was appointed President of the Northern Appalachia Division on February 16, 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Merritts was President of AMFIRE Mining Company, LLC, a former subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources, since 2003.  He has over 40 years of experience in the coal industry and has also held leadership positions with Alliance Resource Partners, LP, and the mining operations of Bethlehem Steel Corporation.  Mr. Merritts has a B.S. degree in Mining Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from Harvard University, and is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania.

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 Financial 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") Division

Keith D. Dyke – President
Keith D. Dyke has served as President since July 2013. 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.

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 – VP Operations
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.

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