WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Peabody Energy (BTU) announced that Charles Meintjes has been named Acting President of the Peabody Americas business unit. Meintjes replaces Richard Navarre, who has retired for personal reasons after a 19-year successful career with Peabody.
Navarre has been President of Peabody Americas since March of this year and has been with the company since 1993.
Meintjes most recently served as Group Executive of Midwest and Colorado Operations. He joined Peabody in 2007 and has served in executive roles over Operations Improvement and Engineering prior to his current responsibilities.
Meintjes also has extensive senior operational, strategy, continuous improvement and information technology experience with mining companies in Africa and Australia, including serving as executive director and board member of the major South African mining company Kumba Resources.
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