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Don Jones

Vice President of Safety

As Vice President of Safety, Don is responsible for the health, safety, training and compliance programs at United Coal Company. In addition, he is in charge of emergency preparedness, including mine rescue team development and training. Prior to joining United Coal Company, Don held various supervisory positions in operations and safety at Republic Steel Corporation, Old Ben Coal, Anker Energy andConsol Energy.


Don was a member of the mine rescue and fire brigade teams at each of the companies he previously worked. He joined United Coal Company in 2005 as Director of Safety & HR at the Carter Roag subsidiary in Elkins, WV. He has also held the position of Director of Emergency Response & Compliance, Director of Safety for WV subsidiaries and Corporate Director of Safety, before being named VP of Safety in 2015.


Don is a 1980 graduate of Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, WV with a degree in Management, and holds various federal/state certifications and qualifications. He is also a member of the West Virginia Coal Association Safety Group.

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  • Vice President of Safety

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