Doug Smith, B.Sc.EE, P.Eng., ICD.D

Mr. Smith has over 35 years of experience in the international coal industry as a senior executive and corporate director.  He was General Manager of Xstrata Coal Canada from mid-2011 to mid-2013 following Xstrata Coal’s purchase of First Coal Corporation in 2011.  As President, CEO and Director of First Coal since May 2007 Mr. Smith raised over $50 million in equity and directed its sale to Xstrata.  For the preceding twelve years, Mr. Smith served as President and Director of Andalex Resources Inc., a private U.S. coal company, until he successfully directed its sale in 2006.