PITTSBURGH Alpha Natural
Resources Inc. has elected Kevin S. Crutchfield chairman of its
board of directors.
Crutchfield, who is chief
executive officer, succeeds Michael J. Quillen, who did not
stand for re-election.
"Its impossible to thank
Mike enough for what hes done for the company, and
especially for the miners who do the tough work to unearth one
of this nations most vital energy resources,"
Crutchfield said. "He has served as an exceptional role model
for all of us who believe in treating each and every employee
with dignity and respect."
The Bristol, Va.-based metallurgical coal mining company
announced earlier this year that Quillen planned to step