Executives

James Grech, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Grech has over 30 years of experience in the natural resources industry.  Prior to joining Wolverine Fuels, LLC in July 2018, Mr. Grech served as President of Nexus Gas Transmission and previously held the position of Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Consol Energy.  Mr. Grech brings a strong operational, commercial and financial background in both mining and other energy business operations, and also has extensive utilities and capital markets experience.  Mr. Grech holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.        

Marc Maglione, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Maglione joined Wolverine Fuels, LLC in September 2018 from Rio Tinto where he most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa.  Mr. Maglione brings international operating and commercial leadership experience in addition to financial discipline demonstrated across diverse mining operations and projects, including coal with Rio Tinto and smaller public companies in the US and abroad.  Mr. Maglione holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Western Australia, a Master of Finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, as well as professional qualifications from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and the Governance Institute of Australia.

Brian S. Settles, Senior VP, Secretary and General Counsel

Mr. Settles joined Wolverine Fuels, LLC in August, 2013 and has served as Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel since that time.  Prior to joining Wolverine Fuels, LLC, Mr. Settles practiced law with Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens, PLC, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC and Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and natural resources law.  Mr. Settles holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Miami University, magna cum laude, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law, summa cum laude.

Corey Heaps, Vice President of Operations

Mr. Heaps was appointed as Vice President of Operations in June 2018, having previously served as General Manager of the Skyline Mine since June 2015.  Mr. Heaps has over 20 years of underground mining experience. Prior to joining Wolverine Fuels, LLC in June 2015, Mr. Heaps served as Vice President and General Manager of Rhino Energy’s Western Operations, and also held various supervisory and engineering roles in other underground coal mining operations.  Mr. Heaps holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Utah.

Garrett Atwood, Vice President of Marketing, Logistics & Business Development

Mr. Atwood was appointed as Vice President of Marketing, Logistics and Business Development in July 2018.  Mr. Atwood is a third generation miner with roots in the Uinta Basin and has worked in the natural resources industry for nearly 15 years, including experience in coal, natural gas, copper, gold, silver and molybdenum operations.  Prior to joining Wolverine Fuels, LLC in July 2014, Mr. Atwood worked for Rio Tinto in Salt Lake City and Consol Energy in Pittsburgh in maintenance planning, procurement, strategy, operations management and business development roles.  Mr. Atwood holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University and an MBA from Waynesburg University.