Mr. Robert E. Murray is the founder, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Murray Energy Corporation (“Murray Energy”) and Subsidiary Companies, a group of privately held coal mining, sales, and transloading companies, which, together, currently produce about eighty-seven (87) million tons of bituminous coal annually and employ about 8,000 persons in six (6) states and Colombia, South America. These facilities comprise one of the largest groups of underground coal mining and river and ocean shipment operations in the world.
Mr. Murray was formerly, President and Chief Executive Officer of the North American Coal Corporation (“North American”). He served North American for thirty-one (31) years at all levels of management.
During his fifty-eight (58) year career in the mining industry. Mr. Murray has received numerous safety, educational, engineering, leadership, professional, and philanthropic awards. He is a past President of the major worldwide mining, metallurgical, and petroleum engineering institutes and societies. He serves on the Board of Directors of most of our national and state coal trade associations.
Mr. Murray is a national leader on matters affecting the coal and minerals industries before Congress, the Administration, and regulatory and other government agencies. He is recognized as a knowledgeable spokesman on electricity availability, reliability, and affordability, and how actions and regulations of the Obama Administration are destroying American’s electric power grid, as well as the economy of many regions of our Country.
Mr. Murray holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Degree from The Ohio State University and has completed advanced management programs at other institutions. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and private pilot and resides with his wife, Brenda, in Moreland Hills and St. Clairsville, Ohio. Their sons, Rob, Jon, and Ryan are executives in the Company, and Brenda and Bob have eight (8) grandchildren.