Pittsburgh-based coal producer CONSOL Energy (NYSE: CNX) said in a Nov. 19 SEC filing that senior officers P. Jerome Richey and Robert Pusateri plan to retire.
On Nov. 13, Richey, Executive Vice President-Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer of CONSOL, announced that he will retire on March 2, 2014. Richey will remain an Executive Vice President until his retirement, although he will step down as Chief Legal Officer on Jan. 1, 2013. Stephen Johnson, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, will assume the position of Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer.
Also on Nov. 13, Pusateri, Executive Vice President-Energy Sales and Transportation Services, announced that he will retire on March 1, 2013. Pusateri is expected to remain as a consultant through the end of 2013. James Grech, who is currently Chief Commercial Officer, will assume Pusateri’s position upon his retirement.
“Serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of CONSOL Energy Sales Company, Bob has significant experience working in the coal industries sales, marketing and transportation functions,” said the CONSOL website about Pusateri. “Bob’s oversight of CONSOL’s R&D facility focuses on developing clean coal, and oil and gas technologies. Lastly, Bob serves as President of CNX Land Resources Inc. leading the company’s land efforts in the Appalachian Basin.”
The website said that Pusateri joined CONSOL’s Marketing Department in 1977 and moved up the ladder as Sales Contract Administrator, Sales Coordinator, and District Sales Manager for the Pittsburgh and Cleveland sales offices. He was on the Board of Directors of the American Coal Council in 2004 and 2005.