Peabody Energy names Jim Grech as its new president and CEO

Peabody Energy, the St. Louis-based coal giant, on Monday named Jim Grech as its next president and CEO, effective June 1.

He’ll succeed current President and CEO Glenn Kellow. The company announced in March that Kellow would leave those roles and his board post by August as part of an agreed-upon “leadership transition agreement.” Peabody said Monday that Kellow will step down when Grech takes his post.

Grech, who has more than 30 years of experience in the coal and natural resources industries,…


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