Peter V. Merritts
Peter Merritts was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors on July 12, 2019.  Mr. Merritts previously served as President of the Northern Appalachia Division of Corsa since February 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.

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