Arch Coal, Inc. has announced that its board of directors has elected Paul T. Demzik as the company's Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. Prior to joining Arch, Demzik was head of thermal coal trading at Anglo American for five years and President of Peabody COALTRADE for seven years. Demzik will report to Paul A. Lang, Arch's President and Chief Operating Officer.
"We are excited to have Paul join the Arch team," Lang said. "He brings a wealth of experience, tremendous expertise in global coal markets and a proven track record of value creation to this important role. We look forward to Paul's leadership as we seek to expand our international reach and optimise the value of Arch's high quality products in the marketplace."
In addition to his previous roles at Anglo American and Peabody, Demzik has held leadership positions in trading, marketing and procurement at EdF Trading Limited, Transcor Corporation, Phibro Inc. and Koch Carbon, Inc. during the course of his career.
Demzik earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and will be based in Arch's Saint Louis headquarters.
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