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Kevin S. Crutchfield, CEO of Alpha Natural Resources

Kevin S. Crutchfield, CEO of Alpha Natural Resources, America’s largest and the world’s third-largest producer of metallurgical coal.  Crutchfield was appointed to the board of directors of Alpha in November 2007 and elected chief executive officer on July 31, 2009. He has more than 24 years of experience in the coal industry and holds a particular expertise in the area of risk management. He has been actively involved in developing, managing and overseeing coal mine safety policies and procedures throughout his career. 

Crutchfield has held leadership positions with Pittston Coal Company, Cyprus Australia Coal Company, AMVEST Corporation and AEI Resources, Inc.  From 2001 to 2003, he served as vice president of El Paso Corporation and president of Coastal Coal Company, which was acquired by Alpha in 2003.

He joined Alpha’s management team as the executive vice president of Alpha Natural Resources, LLC and vice president of ANR Holdings, LLC, and also served as the executive vice president of ANR Holdings, LLC, until ANR Holdings was merged with another of Alpha’s subsidiaries in December 2005. Crutchfield was Alpha's executive vice president from November 2004 until January 2007, and its president from January 2007 until he became CEO in July 2009.

Kevin S. Crutchfield Chief Executive Officer Alpha Natural Resources 
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