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Michael J. Quillen

Michael Quillen is an alumnus of Virginia Tech’s Class of 1971, having graduated with a master’s degree in civil engineering.  He is currently chairman of the board of Alpha Natural Resources in Abingdon, Va., where he formerly served as president and CEO.  

Prior to joining Alpha in 2002, Mr. Quillen served for four years as Executive Vice President for Operations of AMCI Metals and Coal International, Inc., where he was also responsible for AMCI’s Australian properties.  Mr. Quillen has more than 30 years of experience in the coal industry, beginning as an engineer and rising to the senior executive level.  He has held positions as vice president for operations of Pittston Coal Company, president of Pittston Coal Sales Corporation, vice president of AMVEST Corporation, vice president for operations of NERCO Coal Corporation, and president and CEO of Addington, Inc.  He currently serves on the board of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.