Paul A. Lang

Senior Vice President | Arch Coal, Inc.Lang, Paul

BS Mining Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla

Initiated Triangle
Missouri Mines Chapter, 1980

Wife – Kathleen. Children – Vanessa, Ann Marie

Paul Lang is Senior Vice President of operations for Arch Coal, Inc., where he is responsible for the safety, environmental compliance and financial performance of all of Arch Coal’s mining operations including 45 surface and underground mining operations and 19 processing plants selling approximately 180 million tons per year with 7,400 employees. Arch Coal is the second largest U.S. coal producer and fourth largest international coal producer with estimated 2011 revenues of $5.0 billion. Through its national network of mines, Arch supplies cleaner-burning, low-sulfur coal to fuel 8 percent of the nation’s electricity. The company also ships coal to domestic and international steel manufacturers as well as international power producers.

Since joining Arch in 1984, Lang has held a series of engineering, operating and management positions in eight divisions. Most recently, he held the position of President of Thunder Basin Coal Company and Arch of Wyoming, followed by President of Western Operations.

A native of Utah and Colorado, Lang is a registered professional engineer licensed in six states and serves on the Professional Registration Committee of the Society of Mining Engineers. Lang received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri-Rolla in Mining Engineering, as well as an honorary professional degree in Mining Engineering. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Lang and his wife, Kathleen, have two daughters and live in St. Louis, Missouri.

University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources Council; Development Board of the Missouri University of Science & Technology; Commissioner, Wyoming Healthcare Commission

Society of Mining Engineers; National Society of Professional Engineers

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