Jody H. Baldwin
General manager of underground mining
Jody is the General Manager of the underground mines for American Resources. With several decades of mining experience, Jody has held various production-oriented positions with mining companies throughout eastern Kentucky, including CAM Mining, TECO Energy, and Rhino Resources. A native of the region, Jody brings vast expertise in mining efficiencies, expanding production, sourcing talented team members, and bringing new mines into production.
Head of human resources
Lisa has been an inspirational leader for the men and women of our organization. She coordinates all personnel on-boarding and ensures that the team has access to the human resources services that they need to support themselves and their families. Lisa has significant experience coordinating with the men and women of major organizations with a staff as high as 350 men and women.
Joe k. Wright
Head of Purchasing
Joe is the Chief Purchasing Manager at American Resources, overseeing and managing the procurement of supplies, parts and materials for all of the company’s operations. Under this role, he is responsible for sourcing and due diligence of new vendor relationships and managing all existing vendors to ensure American Resources’ operations are efficiently supported. Joe reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer to track all purchase orders for financial reporting and compliance. Joe has over a decade of mining experience ranging from underground mining to managing the purchasing and inventory for various mines.
Sid L. Stanley
Sid is the Chief Engineer of Quest Energy and its subsidiaries, in charge of overseeing all aspects of permitting, engineering, mine plans and design at Quest Energy and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Quest Energy, Sid was Chief Mine Engineer at Premier Elkhorn Coal Company (a subsidiary of TECO Energy) for 22 years, managing a team of engineering and mining specialists to perform all aspects of the mining engineering. Sid has his Bachelors in Science in Mining Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a licensed professional engineer in both the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Virginia. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Sid worked for seven years at Pittston Coal Company, working on all aspects of mine engineering, including reserve evaluation, mine plans, ventilation surveys, and other engineering work. After his work at Pittston Coal, he was an engineer at Ambrose Branch Coal Company for several years, performing similar work. Sid then worked at Sovereign Coal as Contract Coal Manager, whereby he managed the contract miners at the company, including negotiation of contracts and performance monitoring and evaluation. Sid has his Professional Engineering license in Kentucky and Virginia, enjoys college football, and lives in Dickenson county, Virginia with his family.
Environmental Solutions / Water Specialist
Kristie has over 15 years as a specialist in environmental stewardship in her role as an environmental engineer. She has been highly successful in managing multiple teams and leading them to ensure positive environmental compliance, efficiencies and land restoration. She has been highly recognized for her focus on the environment by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, being named an Honored Kentucky Colonel and Honored Kentucky Admiral, the highest honors bestowed on individuals for their accomplishments for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.