Ernie Thrasher
Chief Executive Officer
Xcoal Energy and Resources

Ernie Thrasher has over forty years of experience in the energy and natural resources industry.
His experience began in 1974 working for a family-owned mining company with operations in
Maryland where he held various positions in operations and management through 1981.
Prior to forming Xcoal Energy & Resources in 2003, Thrasher spent twenty-two years in various
global marketing positions at Primary Coal and AMCI.

Mr. Aspuru has extensive experience in engineering, construction and operations of fossil and renewable generation, potable water production, district cooling facilities, fuel procurement, logistics, and wholesale trading activities.
Mr. Aspuru currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Heart of Florida United Way and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, and is Past Chair of Prospera USA (formerly the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida.)
Mr. Aspuru earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.