Phillip E. Burnside was promoted to president of Industrial Resources, Inc., June 1, 2016.
About Phillip Burnside
He started his career with Industrial June 9, 2008, as a project engineer and was promoted to VP, assistant to the president, of October 2008.
He graduated from Fairmont State College, Fairmont, W.Va., in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in engineering and from West Virginia University in 1984 with a master's degree in safety.
He worked for American Electric Power, Martinka Mine #1, in Fairmont from 1975 to 1977 in various UMWA classified positions.
He worked from 1977 to 1991 as different management titles ranging from a safety director, shift foreman, mine foreman and longwall coordinator with BethEnergy Mines, Inc., Mine #108, in Upshur County, W.Va. In 1991, BethEnergy Mines sold their coal assets to Rauer Coal Corporation, and Phil was appointed to manager of operations for the next five years.
In 1996, he took on the challenge of starting an underground coal mine company in Upshur County named Burn Coal, Inc., and was the owner, operator and CEO for the next 12 years.
"Being promoted to president of Industrial Resources, Inc., is a true honor,” said Burnside. “I feel very fortunate and look forward to working with the people of this organization who are the primary resources that make us as successful as we are in the industry.”
“As a turn key industrial engineering and fabrication facility, we have to adapt to the changing market conditions,” said Burnside. “Industrial Resources, Inc., has provided a service to the coal industry for the past 70 years and will continue to be a top provider as needed. We have the knowledge and expertise to expand our customer base to include our services for the oil and gas industry, transshipment ports, barge loading facilities, aggregate businesses and overland material handling systems. We are proud of what we do and what we have accomplished over the years. We look forward to the opportunities and challenges of the future."
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