Keith Hainer has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Contura since July 2016. He previously served as executive vice president, mining operations for Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., a position he held from January 2015. From the time he joined Alpha in 2011, Mr. Hainer served as vice president, asset engineering and senior vice president, operations excellence and idle mines. Prior to joining Alpha, he held a number of positions in engineering maintenance and production with Massey Energy, including vice president, maintenance, starting in 2008.
Mr. Hainer began his mining career with Shell Mining in 1989. Mr. Hainer earned a B.S. in physics from Marshall University, as well as a master of science in engineering and an MBA from Marshall. He also earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from WV Institute of Technology. Mr. Hainer serves on the board of advisors for West Virginia University – College of Mineral Engineering and board of advisors for Marshall University – College of Information Technology and Engineering.