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Senior Management Executive Coal Mining Industry
Project Development & Management ~ Contract Negotiations ~ Regulatory Compliance
Engineering Leadership ~ Technical Resource Management ~ Global Operations ~ Best Practices
Extensive experience in the mining industry with specialization in project conceptualization, planning, scheduling, implementation and full-scope governance.
Extensive talents in directing large-scale initiatives and leading unified teams to attain operational and project goals in successful alignment with financial, timeline, and quality criteria.
Demonstrated strengths in property acquisitions, capital equipment specification, behavior-based safety management, staff leadership, and effectively interfacing with personnel from all cultural backgrounds.
Able to maintain productive and cooperative operations within unionized environments, and well-versed in labor relations and collective bargaining.
Possess highly advanced knowledge of production systems, hydraulics, electrical power systems, mine ventilation, geology/geophysics, maintenance & reliability programs, steel structural fabrication, automation & remote control, ground control / geomechanics and material handling.
Adept at defining and implementing organizational processes to maximize competitive positioning, industry stability, fiscal growth, continuous improvement, employee safety, and profitability.
Primary or co-author of 60+ publications, presentations and patents full listing available upon request.
Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, Queensland, Australia, 2013 to Present
General Manager Design, Engineering, & Maintenance (Underground)
Spearhead design, optimization, and continuous improvement of production and maintenance processes for assets including new Grosvenor mine, Moranbah-North and GrassTree mines collectively producing ~18 million metric tons annually.
Direct development and delivery of a best-in-class longwall mining system for the Grosvenor Mine.
Championed first single-longwall operation in Australia (GrassTree mine) to produce in 10+ million metric tons annually.
Delivered $280M cutting-edge longwall mining system for new Grosvenor Mine under budget and ahead of schedule, ingeniously designed to be operated remotely.
BHP-Billiton: San Juan Mine, New Mexico, USA, 2002 to 2013
Engineering Manager / Manager, Production Planning
Managed mining systems and major infrastructure of a state-of-the-art coal-mining complex producing eight million tons per year, recognized industry-wide as one of the safest and highest producing installations of its kind.
Oversaw budget development and implementation, project planning, capital equipment specification and acquisition, production planning, risk analysis and mitigation, personnel leadership, and intellectual property administration.
Functioned as MSHA technical liaison for surface and underground operations, including process ownership of roof control and ventilation plans.
Closely monitored industry regulatory and legislative initiatives as primary contact to NIOSH.
Leveraged substantial industry expertise to facilitate mineral resource characterization and development.
Participated in negotiation of a five-year renewal of union labor contract for underground and surface mines.
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Joy Mining Machinery, 1998 to 2002
Director, Global Longwall Mining Applications
Orchestrated sales and marketing, contract negotiations, order fulfillment, account management, budget planning and administration, team motivation, personnel leadership, and project commissioning for longwall installations collectively valued at $1.2B.
Functioned as customer liaison for all activities related to project development and equipment specification.
Relied upon to deliver extremely knowledgeable and influential consultative guidance regarding mining best practices to optimize production and maintenance operations.
Promoted from initial roles as Manager of Product Development and Centers of Technical Excellence and Manager of Integrated Longwall Face Team (1996 to 1998); provided comprehensive technical support to customers on mining applications and mining engineering issues.
Additional experience includes role as Adjunct Associate Professor Mining Engineering at the University of Utah since 2004, and multiple management roles with Consolidation Coal Company from 1984 to 1998.
Ph.D., Mining / Mineral Engineering, West Virginia University
M.S., Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
B.S., Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado, New Mexico, West Virginia
Accredited Expert Witness in Mining, United States Senate and State of New Mexico
Coal Mine Foreman (First Class) / Fire Boss, New Mexico, West Virginia
MSHA Part 48 Instructor, Surface and Underground
Six Sigma Executive Greenbelt
Australian RSCII Standard 11: Surface and Underground Coal Mining
MSHA Certified Mine Electrician, Surface and Underground (pending renewal)
Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (in progress)
Technical Organizing Committee Member, Annual Longwall USA Conference
Senior Member, American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Society of Mining Engineers
Member, North-Central West Virginia Coal Mining Institute
Member, Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute
Member, National Mining Association
Member, Australian Institute for Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
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