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People - November/December 2016

Rhino Resource Partners appointed Richard A. Boone as chief executive officer of Rhino GP, effective January 1. Boone served as president of Rhino GP since September and prior to that as executive vice president and CFO. Boone will succeed Joseph E. Funk, who served as CEO since November 2014. Funk will serve as a senior advisor to the partnership from January 1 through March 31.

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People - Sept 2016

Rhino Resource Partners announced several appointments. Rick Boone was promoted to the position of president of the general partner and all subsidiaries. Boone most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2014. Additionally, Scott Morris was promoted to the position of vice president and chief financial officer. Morris has served under Boone in different senior level financial roles since joining Rhino in 2010, most recently as vice president of finance. William Tuorto, the general partner’s chairman of the board, will assume the position of executive chairman.

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People - August 2016

David Stetson was appointed CEO of a reorganized Alpha Natural Resources. Stetson is a veteran coal executive with broad experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, legal and reclamation. He most recently held leadership positions with Trinity Coal, RAAM Global Energy and JW Resources.

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People - July 2016

The chairman and chief executive of Birmingham-based Drummond Co. Inc., Garry Neil Drummond, died July 13. He was 78. His father began Drummond Coal in Sipsey, Alabama, in 1935, and Garry Drummond began working in the mines in Walker County at age 15. He was named CEO in 1973 and had held the position ever since. Today, the family-owned Drummond has coal mines in Alabama and South America. It operates ABC Coke and a real estate division with developments in Alabama, California and Florida. Drummond also was a longtime trustee of the University of Alabama.

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People - June 2016

Bennett K. Hatfield, 59, of Charleston, West Virginia, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 22 (See News, p. 6). He was born October 26, 1956, in Williamson, West Virginia. He was the principal of Coal Strategies LLC and also served as an independent director on the boards of Foresight Energy LP and Minerals Refining Co. He served in senior executive positions for more than 20 years at Massey Energy, then was CEO of International Coal Group and later CEO of Patriot Coal.

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