ST. LOUIS, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that Robert J. Schneid has been named Vice President of Business Development & Strategy, reporting to Mark N. Schroeder, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Schneid has more than 25 years of experience in the coal and energy industries, including more than 15 years overseeing business development and strategic planning activities. Most recently, he served as Vice President Corporate Development of Oxbow Carbon LLC. Previously, he held leadership roles in strategic planning and business development at Consol Energy, Inc.
Reporting to Schneid will be James E. Haider, Director of Business Development.
Schneid holds a Masters of Science Degree in Mineral and Energy Resource Economics from West Virginia University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Energy Management from West Liberty State College.
Additionally, Janine A. Orf has been promoted to Vice President of Investor Relations, in recognition of her enlarged role overseeing Patriot's investor and media relations functions. She will continue to report to Mr. Schroeder.
Ms. Orf joined the Company in 2007 as Director of Investor Relations. Previously, she served as Director of Finance at TALX Corporation and as Director of Investor Relations for MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. Orf holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Missouri and is a Certified Public Accountant.
About Patriot Coal
Patriot Coal Corporation is a leading producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, with 14 active mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. The Company ships to domestic and international electricity generators, industrial users and metallurgical coal customers, and controls approximately 1.9 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves. The Company's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PCX.
SOURCE Patriot Coal Corporation