John Schroder

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Schroder started his mining career with US Steel Mining in 2000. He rose through the management ranks at US Steel Mining, PinnOak, and Drummond before joining UCC in 2006. At these previous companies, John led efforts in operations and engineering. Engineering projects included project management of the construction of a Syn-fuel Plant, ventilation projects at deep mines, and roof control analysis during longwall retreat. Much of his operations experience at US Steel, PinnOak, and Drummond was around longwall mining of mass production in some of the best met coal seams in the world. John helped optimize and drive safe production at these operations as he effectively coordinated with all departments and management levels to achieve desired results.

During his time at UCC, Mr. Schroder has been in various positions including Mine Superintendent, Process Improvement Director, Subsidiary President, and VP of Operations. John helped successfully lead process improvement initiatives throughout UCC that had multi-million dollar uplifts to the company’s bottom line. He also helped compliantly resurrect the Affinity Mine with implementation of high safety standards that yielded production improvements and reduction in costs.

Mr. Schroder earned a master of business administration from West Virginia University and a bachelor of science in mining engineering from Virginia Tech.

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