Eugene (“Gene”) DiClaudio, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. DiClaudio has 40 years of experience in the coal industry. Prior to joining Bowie Resource Partners, he was the President of the Arch Western Bituminous Group since 2005, where he oversaw the operations of the Sufco, Skyline, Dugout Canyon and West Elk mines and was responsible for all operational results, including Health & Safety, Environmental Compliance, Engineering, Purchasing, Process Improvement and Human Resources. Previously, Mr. DiClaudio was president of Mountain Coal and held senior executive positions at ARCO Coal and BP Coal. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Carlos Pons, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Pons has over ten years of experience in M&A, investments and financing in mining and natural resources. He started his career at Goldman Sachs and worked in its London and Moscow offices where he was involved in numerous merger, acquisition and capital markets transactions. Most recently, Mr. Pons worked for Ural Invest as Vice President for investments and executed mining and infrastructure investments in Russia and Africa. Mr. Pons joined Galena in 2013 from Glencore’s oil department, where his main focus was M&A. He has a B.A. in Business Administration from ICADE Madrid, Spain.
James J. Wolff, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wolff has been the CFO of Bowie since 2011. He has over 30 years of experience in the energy and transportation industries, with a diverse background in finance, operations and business development. Mr. Wolff possesses substantial IPO, M&A and divestitures experience with companies generating revenues between $300 million and $8 billion. Prior to joining Bowie, he was CFO of U.S. Coal Corporation and has held senior executive positions with Energy Coal Resources, American Commercial Lines and CSX Corporation. Mr. Wolff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Texas and attended South Texas College of Law.
Grant Quasha, Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Quasha joined Bowie in 2013 as Senior VP, Business Development. He was promoted to Chief Commercial Officer in 2014 and is responsible for Business Development, Strategy, Sales and Marketing. Mr. Quasha has over 10 years of experience in the commodity and finance industries. Prior to joining Bowie Resource Partners, he was the North American Manager of Corporate and Structured Finance at Trafigura AG and an Associate at JPMorgan Chase & Co., focused on the mining industry. Mr. Quasha began his career as an oil tanker broker at Poten & Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration degree with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Brian S. Settles, Senior VP, Secretary and General Counsel
Mr. Settles joined Bowie Resource Partners in August, 2013 and has served as Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel since that time. Prior to joining Bowie, Mr. Settles practiced law with Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens, PLC, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC and Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and natural resources law. Mr. Settles holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Miami University, magna cum laude, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law, summa cum laude.