Martin is a Mining Engineer by trade with close to 40 years in the industry. Martin started his career with Anglo American Corporation in the deep level gold mines in South Africa, after completing a BSc Honours Degree on a Scholarship at Leeds University in the UK.
Since that early gold experience, Martin has occupied a number of senior leadership roles in a broad range of operational and corporate positions, across a diversified portfolio of commodities, with international coal trade and developments being a key component of that journey.
Working around the globe, in Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and most recently inNorth America after joining Westmoreland Mining Holdings LLC, Martin has served in a number of listed and private sector resource companies, in both Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer roles. He has also been the lead manager for an international Private Equity Group, fronted one of the largest mining IPO’s on the Singapore Stock Exchange for Straits Asia Resources and raised substantial funding for growth and development projects from international capital markets.
Martin is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of company directors (GAICD) holds a post graduate diploma in business management and was previously nominated by an independent panel for CNBC Asia’s Business Leaders Awards.
Heath joined Westmoreland in February of 2020, bringing with him extensive industry expertise, most recently as CFO of Cloud Peak Energy (“Cloud Peak”). He initially joined Cloud Peak in September 2010 as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer before being promoted into the position of Chief Financial Officer in March 2015, where he remained through 2019.
Heath’s financial experience includes substantive expertise in assurance services primarily related to SEC registrants, including annual audits of financial statements and internal controls, public debt offerings, and equity transactions. Prior to his tenure at Cloud Peak, Heath worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PWC”), including the role of Senior Manager from September 2006 to September 2010, and Manager from September 2003 to September 2006. From June 2003 to June 2005, Heath was posted to PWC’s offices in Germany, where his focus included support of U.S. registrants throughout Europe. Heath earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado and remains an active, certified public accountant.
Heath will oversee the Accounting, Finance, and Information Technology departments across the United States as well as Canada.
Joe has worked in the production, maintenance, processing, and engineering disciplines of the mining industry for more than 32 years. A mineral processing engineer by trade, Joe graduated with honors from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology in 1987. In 2018, he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni of Montana Tech. Joe is a former Director and past President of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute
Joe joined Westmoreland in 1998 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility including: Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Senior Vice President Operations, as well as Jewett Mine President and General Manager. Joe has led several merger and acquisition projects, re-engineering projects, and numerous continuous improvement and cultural transformation initiatives for Westmoreland.
In 2017 Joe was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for Westmoreland.
Scott has over 25 years of experience working in the Western US Coal Industry. Scott started his career working in engineering and operational roles with Powder River Coal Company and Rio Tinto. Scott completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering at Montana Tech.
Scott joined Westmoreland in 2007 as a Production Superintendent at the Absaloka Mine, Montana where he later became the Production Manager. In 2012 Scott accepted the General Manager role at the Kemmerer Mine, before transitioning to a corporate role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2015. Scott has a background that links strong operational knowledge with corporate requirements and used his skillset to establish valuable relationships with all Westmoreland’s customers and stakeholders. In 2019, Scott was promoted into the role of Chief Commercial Officer.
Scott has served on various regional Mine Association Boards and is the current President of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute.
Jeremy has over 15 years’ experience working in legal roles associated with the natural resources industry. Jeremy started his career at the Legislative Advocacy for the Colorado Trade Association, advancing and safeguarding interests provided by way of State and Federal legislation for client members. Following that, Jeremy worked for the State of Colorado implementing legislation and legally defensible programs to enact legislation passed by the Colorado General Assembly.
After graduating from the University of Kansas, Jeremy moved to Colorado to attend Law School at the University of Denver, focusing on Natural Resources and Corporate Law.
Jeremy has worked in various capacities in his tenure in the natural resources industry, including advisement on real property matters, acquisitions and divestitures, employment conditions, Union relations, collective bargaining agreements, regulatory, legislative and environmental laws.
Jeremy joined Westmoreland as an Associate General Counsel in 2015 and was recently promoted to General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to oversee the Group’s entire legal requirements and responsibilities, in both the US and Canada. In his current role as General Counsel and Company Secretary, Jeremy directly supports the CEO, Executive team, and the Board of Directors in relation to legal, legislative, land and corporate governance matters.
Jeffrey is a 30-year veteran of the coal industry and has held numerous operational and corporate positions within management, safety, engineering, processing and production. He began his career in 1987, after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering from West Virginia University.
Jeffrey’s operational experience includes longwall mining, continuous haulage and room and pillar mining. Jeffrey is also well versed in all aspects of mine design, and his management experience includes mergers and acquisitions, organizational design, operating models as well as sourcing and maintenance leadership roles.
Jeffrey completed a Darden School of Business Executive Readiness Program at the University of Virginia and is a certified Mine Foreman in three states.
Senior Vice President of Technical Services and Organizational Transformation
Dondi is Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Westmoreland, providing corporate wide policy, direction, training and oversight of the procurement and supply chain functions within the Company.
As a Supply Chain Executive with over 20 years’ experience, Dondi has served in key leadership roles across multiple industries. Prior to joining Westmoreland in 2013, Dondi held a variety of Senior Management roles in: Procurement, Manufacturing, Sales and Operations Planning, Logistics, and Six Sigma Programs at leading companies such as Gates Corporation, Honeywell and Wal-Mart. Her tenure at these companies provided a broad background across the Automotive, Aerospace, Distribution and Mining Sectors.
Dondi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management along with an MBA in Production and Operations Management from Colorado State University. She is also Certified in Production and Inventory Management with the Association for Supply Chain Management, and holds multiple Six Sigma Certifications (Blackbelt, Lean Expert and Greenbelt) from her time at Honeywell.
Steve is a Geologist by trade with over 12 years’ experience in the coal industry. Steve started his career with Coal Valley Resources Inc., at the Coal Valley Mine in Alberta, Canada, after completing a BSc in Geology Specialization at the University of Alberta.
Working at the Coal Valley and Obed Mountain mines in Alberta, Canada, Steve completed several Exploration and Geology roles before moving into operations, assisting Production Crews and the Coal Wash Plant team in 2013. After several years in operations, Steve was promoted into the Technical Services Group at the mine.
During his tenure at Coal Valley, Steve has held a number of key positions including: Exploration Superintendent, Coal Quality Superintendent, Chief Geologist and Technical Services Manager. Following this successful track record, Steve recently accepted the role of General Manager for the Coal Valley Mine.
Steve is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGA) and holds a Permit to Practice Professional Geoscience. Steve is a certified RSO (Radioactive Safety Officer) and is fully ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) Certified.
Conan is a qualified mining engineer with close to two decades of hands-on experience in the industry. He has worked his way through a range of functions and leadership roles in a number of diverse locations, up to and including his current position as General Manager of one of Westmoreland’s largest operations, the Estevan Mine in Saskatchewan Province, Canada.
Prior to his appointment to Estevan, Conan spent 7 years working his way through key management roles before stepping into the GM job at the Absaloka Mine in Montana.
Conan graduated from Montana Tech in 2002, with a BSc in Mining Engineering.
Tim has close to 25 years experience in open pit mining in Western Canada. Tim started his mining career at Placer Dome’s Endako molybdenum mine in central British Columbia, in 1995. Since that time, Tim has worked exclusively in the coal industry and occupied several Management and Senior Leadership roles in Engineering, Mine Production, and Business Development.
After several years in various engineering roles, Tim transitioned to production as Superintendent at the Highvale Mine in 2004 where he remained, in progressively senior capacities, until 2011 having been promoted to General Manager in 2009. Following an engagement as Director of Business Development, Tim decided to move back to mine operations as General Manager of Genesee Mine in 2012. Tim was promoted to Vice President Operations with Westmoreland in 2016 eventually returning to Genesee as General Manager in 2018.
Tim has dual registration as a Professional Engineer and a Professional Geologist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. Tim graduated with an advanced BSc degree in Geology from Dalhousie University, a BEng degree in Mine Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Alberta. Tim has also served as a director on the Board of the Alberta Mine Safety Association since 2016.
Kyle is a qualified Mining Engineer with 12 years’ experience in the industry. Kyle started his career with Prairie Mines & Royalty LTD at the Highvale Mine in Alberta, Canada, after completing his degree in Mining Engineering at the University of Alberta.
Starting in the coal industry, Kyle gained experience through several engineering roles which progressed to different Operational Leadership positions working at several Alberta coal mines.
Following a short sojourn for work experience in Australia, Kyle decided to continue his career in Canada. Prior to Westmoreland acquiring Sherritt’s Canadian mines, Kyle worked in several key roles in both Engineering and Operations Departments as Mine Superintendent, Engineering Manager and Mine Manager at the Highvale, Coal Valley, and Genesee Mines. Kyle then accepted a senior role with Westmoreland as General Manager for both the Paintearth and Sheerness Mines.
Kyle is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists in Alberta (APEGA) and holds a Permit to Practice as a Professional Engineer. Kyle also currently Chairs the Workforce Adjustment Committee relating to coal workers affected by government actions in Alberta.
Nathaniel is a Mining Engineer with 16 years of surface coal mining experience. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Missouri – Rolla, Nathaniel began his career with Luminant Mining in Texas before joining Westmoreland in 2018 at the Poplar River Mine in Saskatchewan.
Before occupying the General Manager role at Poplar River, Nathaniel held many positions of escalating responsibility in Operations and Engineering at several different mines across the state of Texas. While Nathaniel’s career began in Engineering, he has steadily progressed into a full-time role in production management. Nathaniel has a track record of leadership positions at mines of various production and staffing levels with varying delivery infrastructure, a broad range of stripping conditions and with draglines of various sizes in both single and multi-seam operations. Immediately prior to joining Westmoreland as a General Manager, Nathaniel held an equivalent position at Luminant in overall mine management with related exposure to power plant operations and management.
Nathaniel played an active role in the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (TMRA), where he chaired the Lignite Committee and sat on the Board of Directors. He currently represents Westmoreland on the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) and Chairs the Industrial Minerals Section.
Steve has 39 years’ experience within the coal industry. Steve started his career at Coastal Corporation at Southern Utah Fuel Company (SUFCO) on the bull gang. In 1986 he transferred to Skyline Mine in Utah which was also owned by Coastal Corporation. Steve has hands on experience on all UG mining equipment with particular specialisation in the field of Longwalls. In 2001 Steve started working for BHP Billiton in Waterflow, New Mexico steadily working his way from a frontline Supervisor up through middle management roles in both maintenance and production. BHP Billiton sold the San Juan Mine to Westmoreland in 2016 and Steve is currently the General Manager of this operations, having responsibility for close to 300 employees and the oversight of all aspects of the operation including production, coal haulage and reclamation.
Steve holds a Graduate Diploma from the Federation University of Australia in Engineering Maintenance Management. He earned a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification while employed by BHP Billiton and a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University USA. Steve also has a Certified Mine Safety Professional Certificate from the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals.
Lance started his career in 2001 with Westmoreland Savage Corporation, first as a temporary employee then advancing to a full time General Equipment Operator in 2002. For the next 12 years, he worked as a Dragline Operator and actively participated in implementing several best mining practices across Savage’s mining functions. In September 2015, Lance was promoted to Production and Maintenance Supervisor and became Operations Manager of the Savage Mine in August 2018. Lance’s dragline knowledge and expertise is relied upon at both the Beulah Mine and other Westmoreland dragline operations.
Lance graduated from Dawson Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Business Technology. After graduation, he spent the next 10 years as an Account Manager for Glendive Coca-Cola.