Arch Coal Veteran Henry Besten to Retire
"Henry has contributed greatly to
"We will miss Henry's strong leadership, his great business acumen and his excellent counsel," said
Besten joined one of Arch's predecessor companies in 1972 and has served in marketing, trading, technology, strategy, financial and administrative positions over his 40-year career. He has served as a member of Arch's senior officer team since the corporation's formation in 1997, and was a member of the leadership team at Ashland Coal from 1986 until its merger with Arch in 1997.
During his tenure, Besten also led Arch's highly successful integration efforts following the acquisitions of
Among many other notable achievements, Besten was a co-founder and the original president of the
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