CNX Gas Promotes Buford Myers and Samuel McLaughlin
CNX Gas Corporation announced today the promotions of Buford Myers, currently General Manager – Virginia Operations and Samuel McLaughlin, currently General Manager – Northern Appalachia Operations to Vice President – Virginia Operations and Vice President – Northern Appalachia Operations, respectively.
Buford began his career in 1974 with CONSOL Energy and soon thereafter earned a degree in electrical engineering technology from Bluefield State College. From 1974 to 1992 Buford held various positions with CONSOL in Central Appalachia. In 1992 Buford accepted the position of Chief Electrical Supervisor with CNX Gas and in that capacity was responsible for all of the electrical engineering efforts for CNX Gas in Central Appalachia. In 2007 Buford was promoted to General Manager – Virginia Operations.
In 1980, Sam began his career with CONSOL Energy as a summer student. After graduating from West Virginia University in 1983 with a degree in mining engineering, Sam joined CONSOL on a full time basis and held various coal mine management roles ranging from section foreman to assistant superintendent. In 2005 Sam joined CNX Gas as a Production Manager and in 2006 assumed the role of General Manager – Northern Appalachia Operations.
“Both Buford and Sam have been instrumental in the development and success of CNX Gas,” said Nicholas J. DeIuliis, president and chief executive officer. “Since assuming the leadership of Virginia Operations in 2007, Buford and his team have continued to hold up the proud tradition of our Virginia Operations in terms of maintaining a stellar safety record, while at the same time constantly setting new production records and maintaining industry leading cost numbers.”
“Sam has led the development of our Northern Appalachia business unit. With Sam’s leadership and his team’s efforts over the last three years, our Northern Appalachia Operations have gone from a 2 million cubic feet per day startup to a 40+ million cubic feet per day fully profitable business unit.”