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Tom Canter

Executive Director
National Coal Transportation Assocation

Tom Canter is the Executive Director of the National Coal Transportation Association. As a principal of T. Charles Associates, Tom is responsible for the educational & problem-solving programs; policy input; daily operations; as we all management of member services; conferences; and meetings, sponsored by the NCTA.

Tom has 35 year's experience in the coal indsutry as part of his 50 years' association with energy procurement and production. Over the years, he has worked on consulting and employment assignments that included the development of natural resources and coal terminals, as well as managing barge, ocean shipping, and rail logistics.

Tom's career has included oeprating naval nuclear propulsion plants on the USS Enterprise; supervising plant engineering and tooling and two automotive manufacturing facilities; representing General Motors before regulatory bodies; selling coal domestically and internationally for major coal producers; along with 25 years' consulting. 

Tom currently serves as Chairman of the Board of an inner-city food and clothing ministry in Denver. 

He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Kettering University and a Juris Doctor from the Michigan State University College of Law.


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