Metallurgical coal miner Contura Energy Inc. appointed Scott Vogel to its board of directors, effective Dec. 20.
Vogel is managing member of Vogel Partners LLC, an advisory and investment company, Contura Energy said in a Dec. 23 news release.
"In addition to his extensive financial and business background, Scott brings significant industry knowledge coupled with expertise in capital markets," Contura Energy Chairman and CEO David Stetson said in the statement.
The appointment comes as the company pushes to drive down operating costs at its metallurgical coal operations.
Earlier this year, the coal miner also trimmed the size of its board from nine to five, including a vacant seat.