John M. Praskwiecz

John M. PraskwieczRole

  • Vice President, Coal


  • Joined the Company in 1998
  • More than 40 years of experience in mining engineering
  • Responsible for managing the Company’s coal holdings
  • Prior experience includes various engineering roles with Stagg Engineering Services, Weir International Mining Consultants, Morgan Mining and Environmental Consultants and Gaddy Engineering Company


  • BS, Mining Engineering, University of Pittsburgh


  • Professional engineer in West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania
  • Member, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME
  • Member, National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Professional surveyor in West Virginia
  • Member, West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors


  • Married, two children, resides in Hurricane, West Virginia
  • Member and past president, Kiwanis Club of East Huntington
  • Interests include gardening, fishing, collector and shooter of curio and relic firearms, and is a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church