Michael J. Quillen

Michael J. Quillen, chairman and chief executive officer of Alpha Natural Resources, spoke at West Virginia University, as part of the Department of Mining Engineering's William N. Poundstone Lecture Series. Quillen spoke on the topic of Fast Company: Sustaining a Business Model in the Rapidly Changing World of Coal Mining

Quillen, has more than 35 years of experience in the coal industry. He was named president of ANR Holdings, a predecessor of Alpha Natural Resources, in 2002, and became chief executive officer in 2003. He served as executive vice president of operations of American Metals and Coal International from 1998 to 2002. Previously, he held other executive positions with coal companies, including Pittston Coal, NERCO Coal and AMVEST Corporation.

The lecture began at 5 p.m. in Room 113 of the Mineral Resources Building on WVU's Evansdale campus, on November 15, 2007, Thursday.