Lexington Coal Announces Leadership Change
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 26 /PRNewswire/ — Daniel J. Geiger, P.E., Chairman and CEO of Lexington Coal Company, LLC announced his retirement effective July 4, 2010. Mr. Geiger, age 60, has served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Company since its formation in 2004.
Privately held, Lexington Coal was originally founded from the Horizon Natural Resources, LLC bankruptcy to reclaim over 300 idle coal mine permits located in five eastern states. Working closely with state and federal regulators, Lexington’s reclamation liability has been reduced by 87% through strategic property sales, disposal of liabilities and reclamation work performed. Under Mr. Geiger’s leadership, the Company has earned numerous awards for employee safety and its reclamation activities. Today, Lexington Coal is considered a successful and respected company specializing in the field of coal property reclamation, mining and land management.
Curtis W. Weittenhiller, P.E., who has served as Lexington Coal’s Senior Vice President of Operations since 2004, will replace Mr. Geiger as President and CEO. He will also become a member of the Board of Directors of Lexington Coal. Mr. Weittenhiller has over 30 years of diverse management experience in the U.S. mining industry, holding executive positions with Horizon Natural Resources, Rio Tinto, LTD, and Kerr-McGee Coal Corporation. Mr. Weittenhiller has a B.S. in Mining Engineering and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering-Engineering Management.
SOURCE Lexington Coal Company, LLC