BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Contura Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CTRA), a leading U.S. supplier of metallurgical products for the steel-making industry, today announced that Michael J. Quillen has joined Contura's board, effective November 23, 2020. As an industry veteran with prior hands-on knowledge of Contura's assets, Quillen brings several decades of coal expertise to the Contura team.
"It is a significant benefit to our company when we can add a board member of the caliber of Mike Quillen, and we believe that he is a strong addition to the board," said David Stetson, Contura's chairman and chief executive officer. "I am grateful for his willingness to join our ranks, and I'm thrilled to bring his technical coal knowledge and strategic decision-making to work on behalf of Contura. Mike has served as chief executive of coal companies, so he knows the challenges and opportunities we face, and his industry experience is unparalleled. I am eager to welcome Mike to the board."
Additionally, effective today, Quillen will serve as lead independent director as well as chair of the compensation committee and chair of the safety, health and environmental committee. Albert E. Ferrara, Jr. will remain chair of the audit committee, and Scott D. Vogel will be chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee.
Mr. Quillen is a director of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., where he chairs the finance committee and serves on the compensation committee. In addition to his board involvement, Mr. Quillen manages Quillen Properties LLC and MJQ LLC and serves as an advisor on mining, energy, economic development, and transportation issues. Over the course of his career, Mr. Quillen has held several executive roles in the mining industry including chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Alpha Natural Resources, which he founded in 2002. Prior to Alpha, he was one of the founders of Whitehaven Coal Company where he was a member of the board and held senior leadership positions. Mr. Quillen served in a number of other senior roles including executive vice president of operations at American Metals & Coal International and president of coal sales at Pittston Coal Company. Mr. Quillen earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree, both in civil engineering, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University which recently awarded him the William H. Ruffner Medal, the university's highest honor.
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