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 Coal companies need strong leadership that inspires their employees to deliver quality. I have worked hard to be that kind of leader, and my customers, suppliers, colleagues, and employees would support my claim. My Record over the last twenty (20) years shows that I have built teams, raised performance, lowered costs, and delivered quality on-time!

 I like a challange and a opportunity to apply my cross trained skills. I look forward to the possibility of contributing to your success.


 I have been thru twenty (20) years of progressively more challenging experiences encompassing every aspect of mining systems. Underground, surface, recently established highwall mining. Extensive experience in: Service, Diagnostics, Fabrication, Design, Development, Testing, Project Leadership, Prototyping, Research, Education, and Consulting. Capable of rapidly learning new assignments involving decision making, organization of data, working cross-functionally with others, and prioritizing responsibilities. I am responsible, reliable, and able to work quickly and accurately.

Work experience

Oct 2004Dec 2008

Shop Foreman / Project Leader / Manager


      Instruct, train, an lead by example a staff of seven (7) in rebuild, repair, an

      complete fabrication of  all catagory mining equipment.

  •       Foresight into highwall mining growth/demand increased yearly revenue by  41%
  •       Created and implemented a systematic approach to highwall pushbeam repair / rebuild

                for a  37% overall increase in productivity 

  •       Designed and fabricated user friendly implements to aid in field repair or in

                various types of production in the mining industry

  •       Designed and fabricated a pushbeam auger straightner.

                Increased reuse / refurbish of augers by 64%

  •       Project leader on frame up rebuilds on every type of underground equipment includiing Joy ,          Fletcher, Simmons Rand, Jeffrey, Eimco, S&S, Elkhorn, Stamler, Long Airdox.             
Jan 1988Dec 2004

Underground Foreman / preshift / onshift

Double M Coal Co. Inc

        Supervised my crew of eleven (11) employes under my care in production of coal in a safe,

        orderly manner. Following  all rules an regulations set forth by state and federal agencies.

  •  Obtained my Virginia an Kentucky foreman  / fireboss certification at age 21
  •  Certified AWS (American Welding Society) welder at age  21
  •  Certified Noise, Dust, an Gas Sampler with federal agencies
  •  Lead the state of Virginia in production per man hour two(2) years consecutive
  •  Recognized by the Holmes Saftey for over five thousand (5000) man hours an no lost time        
  •  Worked with the desginer of the 20031 Simmons Rand Miner on the prototype we used for       production


computer / adobe programing
general trouble shooting / problem solver
Gear Box setup / rebuild
hydraulics specialist / trouble shooter
AWS Certs., AWS  9 year Recert. Program.



Aug 1986May 1988

High School Diploma

Appalachia High School


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