People: Headwaters Inc (HW)
7 Dec 2016
Mr. James A. Herickhoff is Vice Chairman of the Board and Lead Independent Director of Headwaters Incorporated. Mr. Herickhoff has served as a Director of Headwaters since August 1997 and was elected Vice Chairman in April 1999. Mr. Herickhoff is the Chief Executive Officer, President and a Principal of American Talc Company, the second largest producer of talc products in the United States. Mr. Herickhoff has served as an officer of this company or its predecessor since 2000. From 1987 to 1994, he served as President of Atlantic Richfield Company's (ARCO's) Thunder Basin Coal Company. Mr. Herickhoff has over 30 years of experience in the coal and mining industries and extensive experience in strategic positioning of these companies for long-term growth and competitiveness. Mr. Herickhoff led the growth of the Black Thunder and Coal Creek coal mines from 19 million to approximately 40 million tons per year of production. Mr. Herickhoff previously served as President of Mountain Coal Company, managing all of ARCO's underground mining and preparation plants. Mr. Herickhoff is the past President of the Wyoming Mining Association and a former Board member of the Colorado and Utah Mining Associations. Mr. Herickhoff received a Bachelor degree in 1964 from St. John's University, a Master of Science degree in 1966 from St. Cloud State University and attended the Kellogg Executive Management Institute at Northwestern University in 1986.
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