Coal Association of Canada Welcomes New Chairman

Dec 1, 2017

EDMONTON, AB – The Coal Association of Canada and its Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Mark Bartkoski as the new Chairman of the Association, effective immediately. Mr. Bartkoski replaces John Schadan, who has resigned from the Board of Directors to focus on the next stages of his career.

Mr. Bartkoski, a 37-year veteran of the mining industry, has sat on the Board of Directors of the Association since December, 2016. He is the President of Conuma Coal Resources, a metallurgical coal producer based in northeast British Columbia that operates two mines near Tumbler Ridge with a third in development. Mr. Bartkoski holds two engineering degrees from Virginia Tech and spent the first decade of his career working through the operational ranks from an underground equipment operator to all phases of production support. He went on to start multiple mining companies and lead the rebuild of numerous others, in addition to writing a book, Building Integrity, and teaching its fundamentals in various universities.

“Mark will bring extensive mining experience and proven leadership capability to the role of Chairman of the CAC’s Board of Directors. His ambition and vision will certainly benefit the Board and our members moving forward,” said Robin Campbell, President of the Coal Association of Canada. “The Board also joins me in giving sincere thanks to John Schadan for his years of service and dedication to the Association and wish him the absolute best in the future.”

Mr. Bartkoski said that he is “looking forward to building on the successful reputation of the Association” and applying his knowledge and expertise to the advancement of the industry.

 

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For more information:

Reise O’Hara
Coal Association of Canada
(780) 757 9488 (office)