Feb. 22, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, today announced the appointment of
Deborah M. Fretz
to the company's board of directors.
Ms. Fretz was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunoco Logistics Partners from its initial public offering in 2002 until her retirement in
. Sunoco Logistics is a publicly-traded master limited partnership that was formed to acquire, expand, own and operate a geographically diverse group of crude oil and refined products pipelines, terminals and storage facilities that currently operates in eleven states.
Ms. Fretz also serves as a board member of GATX Corp., a
-based global transportation services firm, and Niska Gas Storage Partners L.P., an independent owner and operator of natural gas storage in
. She also currently serves as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of
Fretz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry from
and an MBA from
. She completed the Senior Executive Program through
"We are pleased to welcome
as a member of Alpha's board of directors," said
, Chairman. "Her knowledge of energy, logistics and storage companies, coupled with her broad managerial and financial background, brings additional depth to our board's collective expertise and positions us for continued growth and success in the coal industry. I look forward to working with Debbie in our efforts to bring additional value to our stockholders and many stakeholders."
Fretz joins current board members:
William J. Crowley, Jr.
Kevin S. Crutchfield
E. Linn Draper, Jr.
Glenn A. Eisenberg,
P. Michael Giftos
Joel Richards, III
James F. Roberts
Ted G. Wood
About Alpha Natural Resources
Alpha Natural Resources is one of America's premier coal suppliers with coal production capacity of greater than 120 million tons a year. Alpha is the nation's leading supplier and exporter of metallurgical coal used in the steel-making process and is a major supplier of thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries. More information about Alpha can be found on the company's Web site at
SOURCE Alpha Natural Resources