April 14, 2017 - Corsa Coal Corp. has announced the appointment of Hunter Hobson as President of the Company's Central Appalachia ("CAPP") Division, effective April 17, 2017. Mr. Hobson will be responsible for Corsa's thermal, industrial and metallurgical coal operations in the Central Appalachia coal region.
Mr. Hobson has served as Vice President of Sales for KopperGlo Mining, a subsidiary of Corsa since 2014. Mr. Hobson has more than 12 years' experience in the domestic, international, and business development sectors of the coal industry. Prior to this, Mr. Hobson was Director of Sales at Smoky Mountain Coal Corporation. Mr. Hobson has sat on numerous coal industry association Boards, and he is the current Chairman of the Tennessee Mining Association. Mr. Hobson received his Bachelor of Administration in Advertising from the University of Tennessee.
Mr. Hobson replaces Keith D. Dyke who has been an integral part of Corsa's growth, leading various acquisitions and transformative transactions for Corsa. Mr. Dyke has plans to retire.
Keith Dyke commented, "My experiences with Corsa and the coal industry in the past forty years have been very rewarding. The relationships that I have had with the people in the industry will always be with me."
George Dethlefsen, Corsa's Chief Executive Officcer commented, "Under Keith Dyke's leadership, Corsa's CAPP Division has been a free cash flow positive business over the past 10 years in the face of extremely challenging market conditions. I would like to recognize Keith's tremendous leadership and accomplishments over his time at Corsa and wish him the best in retirement. Hunter Hobson's background in sales and his experience with the Company over the past four years prepare him well for the opportunities ahead."
Corsa is a coal mining company focused on the production and sales of metallurgical coal, an essential ingredient in the production of steel. Our core business is producing and selling metallurgical coal to domestic and international steel producers in the Atlantic and Pacific basin markets. Corsa also offers high heat content, low delivered cost coal to major utilities and industrial users in the Southeast region of the U.S.