Chief Operating Officer
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.