SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Coal Group Inc. (NYSE: ICO) today announced that Charles G. Snavely has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President – Mining Operations. Snavely will report directly to International Coal Group President and CEO Ben Hatfield. Snavely will be responsible for all ICG mining operations in addition to corporate oversight of safety and compliance performance.
In addition, Gary A. Patterson has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations with responsibility for the West Virginia and Maryland Region. He will report to Charles Snavely.
Scott Perkins will continue to serve as Senior Vice President, Operations for the Kentucky Region, but his area of responsibility will be expanded to include operations in Illinois. He also will report to Mr. Snavely.
"The promotions of Charles Snavely and Gary Patterson will strengthen our management team and better position International Coal Group for the challenges we face in the current operating environment," said Hatfield. "Both Charles and Gary are coal industry veterans who have made significant contributions to the Company's growth."
Snavely joined ICG in 2005 and has held several senior-level management positions with responsibility for West Virginia and Northern Region operations in addition to planning and acquisitions. Before joining ICG, Snavely was President of Bell County Coal Corporation, a subsidiary of James River Coal Company. He previously served 17 years at various subsidiaries of A.T. Massey Coal Company. Snavely has a B.S. degree in mining engineering from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg.
Patterson joined ICG in 2009 as President and General Manager of ICG Beckley, the Company's new metallurgical coal operation in Eccles, West Virginia. He previously served 15 years with AMVEST WV Coal, including the last 10 as President. Patterson is a 1979 graduate of Michigan Technological University in Houghton with a B.S. degree in mining engineering.
ICG is a leading producer of coal in Northern and Central Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. The Company has 13 active mining complexes, of which 12 are located in Northern and Central Appalachia and one in Central Illinois. ICG's mining operations and reserves are strategically located to serve utility, metallurgical and industrial customers domestically and internationally.
SOURCE International Coal Group, Inc.