Powder River Basin coal producer Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE: CLD) said June 26 that it has promoted current Spring Creek Mine General Manager Bruce Jones to the position of Senior Vice President, Technical Services, effective July 8.
Jones joined Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek Mine, a surface coal mine in Montana, in 2007. Prior to that, Jones served as Production Manager at Kennecott Utah Copper.
Cloud Peak President and CEO Colin Marshall said: “Bruce is a proven leader at Cloud Peak Energy. The Spring Creek Mine has a long history of operational excellence during Bruce’s tenure as its General Manager. The mine is among the safest coal mines in the country and demonstrates Cloud Peak Energy’s strong commitment to environmental stewardship.”
Marshall continued: “I would also like to thank Nick Taylor, who has served as our Senior Vice President, Technical Services since October 2009 and previously served in various capacities with the company’s predecessor, Rio Tinto. Nick will assist with the transition through his departure in August 2013. Nick has made significant contributions to our company during his many years of service, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”
The company also said that David Schwend, Spring Creek’s Maintenance Manager, has been promoted to General Manager of the mine as of July 8. “Dave has been instrumental in the growth of Spring Creek while working in the production and maintenance areas, and his leadership and background will add real value to the Cloud Peak Energy operations team,” said Executive Vice President and COO Gary Rivenes.
Cloud Peak owns and operates three surface coal mines in the PRB, the lowest cost major coal producing region in the nation. The Antelope and Cordero Rojo mines are in Wyoming and the Spring Creek mine is located near Decker, Montana.