Robert W. Bennett was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Blackhawk
Mining in November of 2015. Mr. Bennett began his career in the coal industry in 1987 and, in the three
decades since, has amassed a wealth of experience and has held numerous senior management
positions throughout the industry, including key leadership roles in sales, trading, and marketing.
Notably, Mr. Bennett served as the Vice President of Sales & Trading at Peabody Energy Corporation
from 1997 to 2006 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Magnum Coal Company
from 2006 to 2008.