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Compass Minerals appoints Kevin S. Crutchfield as CEO

Christian Fernsby | Overland Park, Ks., USA | April 24, 2019
Kevin S CrutchfieldCompass Minerals, a producer of minerals and plant nutrition products, announced that Kevin S. Crutchfield will become president and CEO and serve as a member of board of directors effective May 7, 2019.
Mr. Crutchfield joins Compass Minerals with more than 30 years of mining experience.

Mr. Crutchfield currently serves as CEO and member of the board of directors of Contura Energy, Inc. since the company’s inception in 2016.

Previously, he served as chairman (from 2012 to 2016) and CEO (from 2009 to 2016) of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., a coal producer.

From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Crutchfield held roles of increasing responsibility at Alpha Natural Resources.

Prior to Alpha Natural Resources, Mr. Crutchfield spent over 15 years working at natural gas, coal and gas producers.

Mr. Crutchfield currently serves on the board of directors of Contura as well as Coeur Mining Inc., a publicly traded precious metals producer from which he is stepping down on May 14, 2019.

Mr. Crutchfield holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining and Minerals Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

He also completed the Executive Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.