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Reading & Northern appoints Clark to oversee anthracite coal business

Clark worked for 14 years in Norfolk Southern Railway's coal group.
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Reading & Northern Railroad has hired William Clark as senior vice president-coal.

He will manage the anthracite coal business and the railroad's fleet of 1,200 cars. When Clark begins his new duties on March 1, he will report to Wayne Michel, the railroad's president, according to a company press release.

"We have seen evidence of a growing interest in anthracite use in the domestic steel business and for exports. Having Bill join our team at this critical juncture gives us our best opportunity to help our customers, who mine almost all of the North American anthracite, in their efforts to get their material to the end users," said Michel.

Anthracite is a core business at Reading & Northern, which is known by the tagline, "The Road of Anthracite."

Clark joins the railroad from Talen Energy, where he managed logistics, coal purchasing and oversight of a fleet of more than 2,000 rail cars serving four power plants.

Prior to joining Talen, Clark spent 14 years in Norfolk Southern Railway's coal business group, working in coal operations as well as metallurgic and utility marketing.

He also served stints at Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad and Iowa Interstate Railroad.

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