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Group Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Bitzer

Jeff Bitzer was promoted to Group Chief Operating Officer from Chief Operating Officer – US on 10 July 2023 to further align our global operations and ensure opportunities for knowledge and expertise sharing are optimised to boost safety, innovation, efficiency, and sustainability measures worldwide.

Jeff joined Coronado in 2013 and previously held the role of Vice President, US Operations responsible for the management of safety and environmental performance, costs, productivity, and capital expenditure for all US Operations. With over 40 years’ experience in operations management involving all aspects of coal mining, Jeff has a technical background involving safety management, environmental compliance, cost control and analysis, production management, reserve evaluation, quality control, and process improvement.

Prior to joining Coronado, Jeff held several positions including President and General Manager, Manager of Contract Operations and Director of Engineering for Arch Coal, Inc.; Vice President and General Manager for Magnum Coal Company; and Vice President of Operations for United Coal Company.

Jeff is a licensed West Virginia professional engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from West Virginia University.