Mike currently serves as Director of Safety for Peabody’s U.S. (Americas) operations. This includes four underground mines, seven surface mines, five preparation plants, numerous barge, rail and truck load out facilities and a major equipment rebuild facility. Mike has helped guide Peabody Americas through the NMA’s CoreSafety process, helping to create a fully integrated safety management system that weaves together 20 elements of safety management. Mike’s latest focus has been on fatality prevention and risk management of the most serious injury hazards. In ten years with Peabody, Mike has also served as Director for Continuous Improvement and Director of Underground Operations at what was once Peabody’s largest room and pillar coal mine. Prior to Peabody, Mike worked in the chemical industry for 15 years in operations, logistics and supply chain. Mike also served 12 years of active duty as a U.S. Marine Corps logistics officer and another 18 years in the reserves to include being recalled to active duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom.