Bio

Executive Title Years in Industry Experience Highlights
Chris Cline Principal Owner 35
•  Developed and/or operated over 25 coal mining, processing and transportation operations in the Appalachian Region and the Illinois Basin.

•  Controls more than three billion tons of coal reserves in Illinois and Central Appalachia. 

Chris Cline is the founder of Foresight Energy. Mr. Cline has more than 35 years experience in the coal industry. Beginning his career as a contract miner in southern West Virginia, Mr. Cline has developed and operated over 25 coal mining, processing and transportation facilities in the Appalachian Region and the Illinois Basin, including some of the most productive long wall mining operations in the country. Today, Mr. Cline controls more than three billion tons of coal reserves in Illinois and Central Appalachia.

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