Rob Murray promoted to senior sales jobs at coal producer Murray Energy

Ohio-based coal producer Murray Energy announced Feb. 4 the election of Robert (Rob) Edward Murray to Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Murray Energy, as well as President of The American Coal Sales Co.

Notable is that he is the son of, and not be confused with, Robert (Bob) Murray, the founder of Murray Energy.

Also, the company announced the election of fifteen-year contributor James (Jim) R. Turner Jr. to the position of Vice President–Engineering of Murray Energy.

B.J. Cornelius, a long-term employee of Murray Energy, will remain Murray Energy’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales and has been elected to Vice President of American Coal Sales. “This will allow Mr. Cornelius to continue his contributions and the excellent relationships that he has developed with our worldwide customers over decades for many more years,” said Bob Murray, Chairman, President and CEO of Murray Energy.

“Rob Murray, a mining engineer with an MBA, has over twenty years of experience, not only in coal marketing and sales, but also as a mine manager, superintendent, foreman, and in engineering roles. He is very qualified for this position,” said Bob Murray.

“Jim Turner, who has three degrees, two in engineering, has been a key contributor to Murray Energy for many years in finance and in other roles, in addition to engineering. He knows our business very well,” said Bob Murray.

Murray Energy is one of the largest coal companies in the United States, currently producing about 66 million tons of underground-mined bituminous coal per year and employing over 7,500 people in six states. It jumped sharply in size with the acquisition in late 2013 of several longwall-equipped mines in northern West Virginia from CONSOL Energy (NYSE: CNX). The company also has mines in states like Utah, Kentucky and Ohio.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.