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Daniel Vaughn

Principal/Owner
Coaldesk, LLC

Daniel Vaughn has over 35 years of diversified coal industry experience in brokering, sales, marketing, market analysis, business development, engineering and operations. Dan is the owner and Managing Director of Coaldesk, LLC. Coaldesk specializes in the brokering of physical coal products for the global coal market. In addition to proving brokerage services, Coaldesk publishes an end-of-day coal pricing report that provides buyers and sellers with an independent market assessment of the major U.S. coal regions. Often referred to as “Vaughn’s View,” Dan’s assessment is based on his daily brokering activities, market intelligence and client networking to produce the most accurate price information available. Since 1998, Dan has been involved with the origination and brokering of domestic coals produced from all regions of the U.S. He has conducted transactions with more than 120 different companies -- coal producers, utilities, industrials, exporters, banks, traders and hedge funds. Dan spent 16 years managing the coal desks at Starfuels, Inc., ICAP Energy, and United Fuels. Other career stops include Avista Energy, Al Perry Enterprises, Costain Coal, and Shell Oil Company. Dan holds a MBA from Houston Baptist University and a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He is a former Board Member of both the Coal Trading Association and the American Coal Council.

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