A top Alpha Natural Resources executive resigns

Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources, which entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last August, told its bankruptcy court on Jan. 26 that the person initially designated as its representative in these proceedings has resigned.

In August 2015, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia approved Richard H. Verheij, the then-Vice President and Secretary of Alpha, as the individual responsible for “performing the duties imposed upon the Debtors by the Bankruptcy Code.” On Dec. 21, 2015, Verheij resigned from each of his positions at Alpha (other than his position as Executive Vice President) and each of his positions at Alpha’s subsidiaries. On Dec. 31, 2015, Verheij also resigned his position as Alpha’s Executive Vice President, at which point he was no longer employed by Alpha in any capacity.

In the Jan. 26 motion, Alpha asked the court to designate Mark M. Manno, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Procurement Officer of Alpha, as the new debtor designee. 

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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.