Contura Energy announces COO transition plan
Contura Energy announced a number of changes to both its board of directors and senior management. On Monday, August 12, the company's board of directors took action to reconfigure the board's composition, reducing its size to five members, including one vacancy, while reserving the ability to increase the board's size and appoint one or more additional board members in the future. The company also announced two changes to its executive management team. Effective Wednesday, August 14, Contura's current executive vice president and COO, Scott Kreutzer, will transition to a newly created position of executive vice president and chief strategy officer. In this role, Kreutzer will lead the strategic planning and development efforts for the company and continue to serve on Contura's management team. Kreutzer has served in his current role at Contura since January 2018, having previously served in various other senior leadership roles at Contura and its predecessor company, Alpha Natural Resources, since 2011. Joining Contura's management team as the company's new executive vice president and COO, effective Wednesday, August 14, will be Jason Whitehead, former COO at Alpha Natural Resources. Both positions will report directly to Contura's CEO, David Stetson.