Royal Coal appoints Rodney Mays as COO

Royal Coal Corp.  has appointed Rodney Mays as Chief Operations Officer.

Mays is an experienced operations manager with 26 years of coal mining experience and strong industry knowledge. He brings to Royal Coal extensive knowledge of the Appalachian coal industry and its day-to-day operations. He was most recently Operations Manager & East Kentucky Regional Mine Manager at another public mining company that is producing at a rate of 140,000 tons per month.

“As the company looks to expand its coal production and operations we are pleased that Mr. Mays has joined the Royal Coal team. He has demonstrated an ability to ramp up production while at the same time driving down costs. This is exactly what Royal Coal needs at this time in our mine development plan,” said Royal Coal Chairman Tom Griffis.

Royal Coal is a coal exploration and production company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada with a regional office in Hazard, Kentucky, U.S.A. Its primary business focus is developing producing surface coal mining operations in the Central Appalachian coal producing region of the United States, which includes parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.

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