This excerpt taken from the WLB DEF 14A filed Apr 14, 2009.
The following sets forth certain information with respect to the executive officers of the Company.
Mr. Alessi was elected Chief Executive Officer and President effective as of January 27, 2009. In addition, Mr. Alessi currently serves as a director and Chairman of the Board. From May to August 2007, Mr. Alessi served as the Companys interim Chief Executive Officer and President and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President from August 2007 to April 2008. Mr. Alessi was also Chief Executive Officer of Lifestyle Improvement Centers, LLC from April 2003 to May 2006. Since 2002, Mr. Alessi has been an adjunct lecturer at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Mr. Alessi currently serves on the board of directors of H&E Equipment Services, Inc., Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. and MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.
Mr. Paprzycki joined Westmoreland as Controller and Principal Accounting Officer in June 2006 and was named Chief Financial Officer in April 2008. Prior to joining Westmoreland, he held positions at Applied Films Corporation as Corporate Controller from November 2005 to June 2006. From June 2004 to November 2005, Mr. Paprzycki was Chief Financial Officer at Evans and Sutherland Computer Corporation and Director of Finance from June 2001 to November 2004. Mr. Paprzycki became a certified public accountant in 1994, and a certified financial manager and a certified management accountant in 2004.
Mr. OLaughlin joined Westmoreland in February 2001 as Vice President, Mining, and was named President and General Manager of Dakota Westmoreland Corporation in March 2001. He later became President and General Manager of Western Energy Company, President of Texas Westmoreland Coal Company and was promoted to Vice President of Coal Operations for Westmoreland Coal Company in May 2005. Prior to joining Westmoreland, Mr. OLaughlin was with Morrison Knudsen Corporations mining group for twenty-eight years, most recently as Vice President of Mine Operations, which included responsibility for the contract mining services at the Absaloka Mine.
Mr. Myers rejoined Westmoreland in January 2000 as Vice President, Marketing and Business Development and in 2002 became Vice President, Sales and Marketing, now called Vice President, Coal Sales. He originally joined Westmoreland in 1989 as a Market Analyst and was promoted in 1991 to Manager of the Contract Administration Department. He left Westmoreland in 1994. Between 1994 and 2000, Mr. Myers was Senior Consultant and Manager of the environmental consulting group of a nationally recognized energy consulting firm, specializing in coal markets, independent power development, and environmental regulation.
Mr. Kegley joined Westmoreland in October 2005 as Assistant General Counsel and was named General Counsel in August 2007. Prior to joining Westmoreland, he held legal positions with Peabody Energy Company from February 2004 to October 2005, AngloGold North America from June 2001 to February 2004, Kennecott Energy Company from August 1998 to June 2001, and Amax Coal Company and Cyprus Amax Minerals Company from February 1981 to July 1998. He is a member of the bar of Indiana, Illinois, Wyoming, and Colorado.
This excerpt taken from the WLB DEF 14A filed Apr 16, 2008.
The following sets forth certain information with respect to the executive officers of the Company: