Kevin S. Crutchfield
Kevin S. Crutchfield has served as Contura’s chief executive officer, and as a director, since July 2016. He also serves as chairman of the Board’s Safety, Health and Environmental Committee. He previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., having been appointed as a director in November 2007, elected as chief executive officer at the time of Alpha’s merger with Foundation Coal in July 2009 and named chairman in May 2012. He was also a member of the safety, health, environmental and sustainability committee from the time of the merger. Prior to that time, he served as Alpha’s president from January 2007 until the merger. Mr. Crutchfield also served as Alpha’s executive vice president from November 2004 until January 2007.
Mr. Crutchfield joined Alpha’s management team as the executive vice president of Alpha Natural Resources, LLC and vice president of ANR Holdings, LLC in March 2003, and also served as the executive vice president of ANR Holdings, LLC from November 2003 until ANR Holdings was merged with another of Alpha’s subsidiaries in December 2005. From June 2001 through January 2003, he served as vice president of El Paso Corporation, a natural gas and energy provider, and president of Coastal Coal Company, a coal producer and affiliate of El Paso Corporation, acquired by Alpha in 2003.
Prior to joining El Paso, he served as president and CEO of AMVEST Corporation, a coal and gas producer and provider of related products and services, and held executive positions at AEI Resources, Inc., a coal producer, including president and chief executive officer. Before joining AEI Resources, he served as the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cyprus Australia Coal Company and held executive operating management positions with Cyprus in the U.S. before being relocated to Sydney, Australia in 1997. He worked for Pittston Coal Company, in various operating and executive management positions from 1986 to 1995, including as vice president operations prior to joining Cyprus.
Mr. Crutchfield serves on the board of directors of Coeur Mining Inc. He also served on the board of directors of King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from February 2010 until the first quarter of 2011, when he resigned in connection with the acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals by Pfizer, and on the board of directors of Rice Energy Inc. from January 2014 to November 2014.