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.