Garold R. Spindler

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Garold Spindler currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coronado Coal LLC. With more than 30 years of experience in the coal industry, he has held several key executive positions at some of the world’s largest coal companies, including Chief Executive Officer of UK Coal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amax Coal Company (USA) and President and Chief Executive Officer of Pittston Coal Company.

Mr. Spindler has managed operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. He was the 2010 recipient of West Virginia University’s Distinguished Engineer of Mines, and the 2008 recipient of the Erskine Ramsay Medal Award of the Society of Mining. Garold Spindler has an industry track record of high sales and earnings growth with full profit and loss responsibility.

He holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees in mining engineering from West Virginia University and an Masters of Business Management degree from Stanford University.


James Campbell

President & Chief Operating Officer

James Campbell currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Coronado Coal LLC.
With nearly 40 years of proven management, operating and sales experience in the US coal industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge, insight and skills to Coronado. Throughout his career, he has successfully assumed progressively more responsible positions, from underground mine foreman to CEO. In addition to his operating and management experience he has extensive knowledge of the metallurgical coal trade and global industry trends.

Prior to joining Coronado Coal, Mr. Campbell held a variety of senior-level roles in US coal producing companies. These positions include CEO of Black Diamond Resources, Owner/Managing Operator of Spring Creek Energy, Executive VP of Pittston Coal Co. and President of Coal Sales for Pittston Coal Group.

Mr. Campbell also has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the West Virginia Coal Association and is a former Chairman of the Virginia Coal Council. He holds Bachelors degrees in Mining Engineering from West Virginia University and Civil Engineering from West Virginia University of Technology. He also holds an Executive MBA from the University of Virginia.


David Hegger

Chief Financial Officer

David Hegger holds the position of Chief Financial Officer at Coronado Coal LLC. His background includes financial management, corporate development and operations. He has experience relating to internal and external financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and Securities and Exchange Commission regulations.

Prior to joining Coronado Coal’s management team, Mr. Hegger worked for Peabody Energy, Inc., where he served as Vice President of Mining-Business Development, Senior Vice President of Old Mutual (US) Holdings, and Chief Financial Officer of Black Diamond Resources.

He is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from Southern Illinois University.


Rick Rose

Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary

Richard D. (Rick) Rose joined Coronado Coal LLC as Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary in June 2017. Mr. Rose is the company’s chief legal officer and secretary. He has been a practicing lawyer since 1988. For much of his career, Mr. Rose was a shareholder in the Pittsburgh office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC where his practice included general corporate counseling, federal securities and mergers and acquisitions. Before becoming a lawyer, he was a certified public accountant and auditor with an international public accounting firm.

Prior to joining Coronado and after he was a private practice lawyer, Mr. Rose was Interim Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Meritor, Inc. and before that was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Calgon Carbon, Inc.

Rick earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. (cum laude) from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Jeff Bitzer

Vice President of Operations

Jeffrey Bitzer serves as Vice President of Operations for Coronado Coal LLC. He has 35 years of experience in operations management involving all aspects of coal mining with a technical background involving safety management, environmental compliance, cost control and analysis, production management, reserve evaluation, quality control, and process improvement.

Prior to joining Coronado, Mr. Bitzer held several positions including President and General Manager, Manager of Contract Operations, and Director of Engineering for Arch Coal, Inc., Vice President and General Manager for Magnum Coal Company, and Vice President of Operations for United Coal Company.

Mr. Bitzer is a licensed West Virginia professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from West Virginia University.


Robert Cline

Vice President of Engineering

Robert Cline serves as Vice President of Business Development/Engineering for Coronado Coal LLC, bringing with him an understanding of the business and industry, having been involved in many facets of mining engineering including: mine logistical development, mine permitting, geotechnical exploration, underground and surface mine design, and preparation plant design and upgrades. Prior to joining the Coronado team, Mr. Cline held the positions of Vice President of Engineering for Black Diamond Mining, Owner/Managing Consulting Engineer of Beaver Creek Engineering & Environmental Services, PLLC, and Chief Mining Engineer for Massey Energy, Inc., in West Virginia.

Mr. Cline is a licensed professional engineer in West Virginia and a licensed West Virginia professional surveyor.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from West Virginia University and a Master of Mining Engineering degree from Colorado School of Mines.


Aaron Price

Vice President of Safety

Aaron is Vice President of Safety for Coronado Coal LLC, with over 16 years of mining experience in the industry.

Mr. Price received his Bachelors in Science in Environmental Science and Safety Technology from Marshall University and after graduated in 2001, received Certified Mining Safety Professional certification in 2008.


Jack Pauley

Vice President of Human Resources & Administration

Jack Pauley currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources for Coronado Coal, LLC. Mr. Pauley has 11 years of experience in the coal industry managing Human Resources functions such as employee relations, staffing, organizational management, loss control, employee development, policy development, and benefit administration.

Prior to joining Coronado, Mr. Pauley held a variety of Human Resources management roles with Massey Energy and Cliffs Natural Resources. Mr. Pauley holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Marshall University and a Masters of Arts in Industrial and Employee Relations from Marshall University.


Dr. Richard Roe

Vice President of Information Technology

Richard Roe serves as Vice President of Information Technology for Coronado Coal LLC, bringing with him a multi-faceted understanding of business and industry needs within the technology spectrum. Prior to joining Coronado Coal, Richard has held positions at educational institutions KCTCS, University of Kentucky, and Kentucky Tech. Within the mining industry he has worked for INR Energy, and Black Diamond Mining prior to Coronado Coal.

Dr. Roe holds a doctorate from the University of Kentucky in Educational Leadership along with Masters Degrees in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Accounting.


Ellen Ewart

Vice President of Investor Relations

Ellen Ewart joined Coronado Coal LLC in April 2017 as Vice President of Investor Relations. She is a seasoned professional with broad experience in domestic and international coal market modeling and forecasting, energy economics and policy analysis, strategic planning, consulting and advisory services, and investor and media relations.

Prior to joining Coronado, Ellen spent nearly a decade with Wood Mackenzie, where she most notably served as Head of Global Coal Market Research, leading a team of analysts and managing all commercial and strategic aspects of the company’s suite of global coal analytics products.

Ellen also served as Vice President of Investor and Media Relations for Foundation Coal. She joined Foundation (and its predecessor company, RAG American Coal Holding Co.) from Platts Research and Consulting, where she was a Principal.Other notable stops on her career path include various roles at CONSOL Energy and Senior Consultant at Price Waterhouse Management Consulting.

Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Duke University and a Master of Science degree in mineral economics from the Colorado School of Mines.


Kipp Beaver

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Kipp currently serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Coronado Coal. Prior to Coronado Coal, he served as Transportation Manager. Kipp has well over 20 years of experience in the Appalachian Coal Fields. Kipp has held key positions in sales, budgeting, transportation, facilitation, quality control, contractual development and forecasting with various coal organizations in the industry.

Kipp also served as Vice President of Sales at AEI Resources, where his main responsibilities were River Sales and Synfuel conversion.

Kipp holds a Bachelors in Accounting from Marshall University. Directly upon graduation he began work for Peabody Energy.