Mr. Grant Quasha
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Quasha's previous role was the Chief Commercial Officer of Bowie Resource Partners, LLC ("Bowie"). Bowie is the largest coal producer in the Western Bituminous and owns three longwall coal mines and one room-and-pillar mine with productive capacity of 13 million tons of high-heat, low-sulfur bituminous thermal coal. Mr. Quasha helped create Bowie in 2013 with the acquisition of the Utah assets of Arch Coal and the integration of the Bowie #2 mine. Mr. Quasha was responsible for all business development and corporate strategy at Bowie along with management of all coal sales, marketing and transportation activity.
Mr. Quasha has extensive experience in the US natural resource sector. Prior to joining Bowie Resource Partners, he was the North American Manager of Corporate and Structured Finance at Trafigura AG and worked as an investment banker in JPMorgan's New York Mining and Metals division.
Mr. Quasha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration degree with Distinction from Harvard Business School. In addition, he sits on the Board of Directors at the National Mining Association. Mr Quasha was born in the U.S. and resides in the State of Kentucky.
Mr. David Gay
Executive Director and President
Mr. Gay is a Professional Mining Engineer with an MBA and has over 35 years of experience in developing coal projects in the USA. Mr. Gay's experience covers the entire coal development chain including leasing, permitting, exploration, construction, commissioning, production, mergers & acquisitions and financing activities (including project finance, high yield bonds, bank debt, structured finance and equity). Most recently he was Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Development at Alpha Natural Resources, one of the USA's largest coal producers. During his time, Alpha completed over US$10 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions and transitioned into one of the largest coal companies in the US and the third largest coking coal exporter globally. Prior to that, Mr. Gay led several large regional coal companies and was Business Unit President at Pittston Coal Group (20 years' experience) which at the time was the largest coking coal exporter worldwide. Mr Gay was appointed as a Director of the Company on 23 June 2015.
Mr. Rick Kim
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Kim has over 15 years' experience working in the coal industry managing underground mining operations, most of which utilized continuous mining, for Arch Coal, Metinvest, and U.S. other producers. During his time in the industry, Mr. Kim also worked for Bucyrus International (now a subsidiary of Caterpillar) where he implemented continuous mining technology into emerging markets such as China, Russia, and India. Mr. Kim holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, a Bachelor of Science in Mining & Minerals Engineering from Virginia Tech and Is a Registered Professional Engineer.
Mr. Adam Anderson
Senior Vice President, Coal Sales and Marketing
Mr. Anderson is a highly experienced and well-respected coal sales professional and his duties will be focused on continuing to build relationships with the Ohio River and South-East markets, and execute on Paringa’s coal sales and marketing strategy.
Prior to joining, Adam Anderson was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Armstrong Energy, Inc, the second-largest thermal coal producer based in Western Kentucky. In this role he was responsible for all coal sales marketing efforts at that company, building very strong relationships with Paringa’s Ohio River target market and the South-East markets for 13 years. Prior to joining Armstrong, Mr. Anderson spent six years with Arch Coal, Inc. as Vice President of Sales. In this role, Mr. Anderson was the senior member of the Powder River Basin sales team and also led Arch's eastern industrial sales initiative.
In the years before entering the energy industry, Mr. Anderson served on active duty with the U.S. Air Force for almost 13 years and subsequently continued his service in the Air National Guard, retiring after 27 years at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Anderson earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and Legal Studies in 1995 from the United States Air Force Academy and received an MBA with honors from St. Mary's University in 2004. Mr. Anderson presently serves as an Officer on The Board of Directors for the American Coal Council, serves as President of the St Louis Coal Club, and is proud to be a member of the New York Coal Trade Association and the Lexington Coal Exchange.
Mr. Nathan Ainsworth
Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Ainsworth has over 15 years of experience in natural resources project development, investment banking and investment advisory. Mr Ainsworth has been involved in the development of Paringa Resources Ltd (ASX:PNL) from initial project acquisition to a fully financed thermal coal mine now in construction and is also a Co-Founder of Piedmont Lithium Ltd (ASX:PLL | NASDAQ: PLLLY). Mr. Ainsworth is a Charterholder of the CFA Institute, member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.
Mr. Gregory (Greg) Swan
Mr. Swan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Institute of Chartered Secretaries. He commenced his career with a large international chartered accounting firm and has since worked in the corporate office of several listed companies that operate in the resources sector. He has been involved with a number of exploration and development companies, including Mantra Resources Limited, Coalspur Mines Limited, Equatorial Resources Limited, and Papillon Resources Limited.