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Chuck West

Manager - Coal Procurement
American Electric Power

Chuck has been Manager, Coal Procurement for American Electric Power since January 2009 and is responsible for coal procurement, contract oversight and inventory monitoring activities for the Regulated AEP operating companies Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M), Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), Appalachian Power Company (APCO), Kentucky Power Company (KYPCo), Ohio Valley Electric Corporation and Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation (OVEC/IKEC). Prior to that, Chuck managed the Cook Coal Terminal in Metropolis, IL and was a coal buyer for 12 years with Central and South West, AEP and with Reliant Energy in Canonsburg, PA. Prior to 1995, Chuck was employed in the mining industry for 17 years at a coal mine in Canada and with PacifiCorp at coal mining operations in Washington state and Wyoming.Chuck has a degree in Mining Engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and is a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.

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