Coal Company Gets New COO

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Thursday, December 28 2006 Dec 28, 2006 Thursday, December 28, 2006 7:45:11 PM CST December 28, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS - Peabody Energy has a new chief operating officer, as Eric Ford will join the company early next year after serving as chief of mining giant Anglo American's operations in Australia. Ford will oversee Peabody's global mining operations, as well as be responsible for safety, operations improvement, engineering, and the environment and geology. Ford is likely to have a role in Peabody's efforts to build a $2.5 billion, 1,600-megawatt plant near the southern Illinois community of Lively Grove in Washington County. Development of the Prairie State Energy Campus also will include a nearby coal mine that will supply fuel for the plant. St. Louis-based Peabody is one of the world's largest coal producers.

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