Tulsa’s Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. , the second largest coal producer in the Eastern United States announced Wednesday the retirement of Charles R. Wesley as Executive Vice President and Director of ARLP’s general partner.
His retirement was effective the end of July after he joined the company in 1974 to work for Webster County Coal Corporation as an engineering co-op student. Wesley rose through the ranks to become Senior Vice President – Operations in 1996, where he served until joining the Board of Directors in 2009 while also serving as Executive Vice President.
In recognition of his service to the company, the board designated him with the honorary title of Director Emeritus effective immediately after his retirement. The title will allow him to attend board meetings in an advisory capacity but he won’t have the power to vote and won’t receive any compensation.
“Charlie Wesley has been an important member of the Alliance team his entire career,” said Joseph W. Craft III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Charlie’s leadership over the years has been invaluable to the growth and success enjoyed by ARLP.”
The vacancy on the Board created by Wesley’s retirement has not yet been filled.