John W. Eaves is Arch Coal’s chief executive officer. Arch is a leading U.S. coal producer for the global steel and power generation industries, serving customers worldwide.
Eaves has served as chief executive officer since 2012 and has been a member of its board of directors since 2006. During his tenure with the company, he has also held the positions of president and chief operating officer; senior vice president of marketing; and vice president of marketing and president of Arch Coal Sales, the company’s marketing subsidiary. Eaves joined the corporation in 1987 after serving in various marketing-related positions at Diamond Shamrock Coal Company and Natomas Coal Company.
A native of Greenville, Kentucky, Eaves earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. In addition to his responsibilities with Arch Coal, he serves on the board of directors of CF Industries Holdings, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of nitrogen products. He is a past chair of the National Coal Council and serves on the board of the National Mining Association.
Eaves and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Van and Laura, and reside in suburban Saint Louis, Missouri.