Chairman Steve Leer to Retire from Arch Coal's Board Following Long, Distinguished Tenure
"It has been a tremendous honor to work with the talented men and women of
"It has been a privilege to work closely with Steve for the past 20 years," said
"I am honored to accept this new role," Taylor said. "
"Wes is a proven leader with great vision and a deep understanding of U.S. and global energy markets," said Eaves. "He is uniquely equipped to lead the board during this period of unprecedented change in the U.S. coal industry, and I look forward to working with him to address the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities that are sure to arise in such a dynamic market environment."
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In addition, Arch announced that
"Paul has made a significant contribution to Arch's growth and success in recent years," Eaves said. "He has played a key role in establishing Arch as the industry leader in safety and environmental stewardship, demonstrated a passion for continuous improvement across the entire mining platform, and helped the company penetrate new markets overseas. His election to the board is a logical next step, and I am confident he will be a great addition."
In his current capacity, Lang has responsibility for the mining and marketing of all of Arch's coal production, which totaled nearly 140 million tons in 2013, as well as its trading, transportation, corporate procurement and process improvement efforts.
Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the corporation's executive vice president of operations and senior vice president of operations. He has held various other engineering, operations and management positions in both the eastern and western
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