Kevin S. Crutchfield joined Compass Minerals as president and chief executive officer (CEO) in May 2019. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors and serves on the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Committee.
Mr. Crutchfield has more than 30 years of mining experience. Prior to joining Compass Minerals, Mr. Crutchfield served as CEO and member of the board of directors of Contura Energy Inc., a publicly traded, leading coal supplier, since the company’s inception in 2016. Previously, he served as chairman (from 2012 to 2016) and CEO (from 2009 to 2016) of Alpha Natural Resources Inc., a coal producer. From 2003 to 2009, he held roles of increasing responsibility at Alpha Natural Resources. Prior to Alpha Natural Resources, Mr. Crutchfield spent over 15 years working at El Paso Corporation, a natural gas and energy provider, as well as other coal and gas producers. He also served on the Board of Directors of Couer Mining Inc. from 2013 to 2019.
Mr. Crutchfield earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining and Minerals Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also completed the Executive Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.