Awards & Scholarships

Irl F. Engelhardt

AIME Erskine Ramsay Medal* in

"For his natural stewardship in successfully guiding the merger of the National Coal Association and the American Mining Congress into the National Mining Association, his continual dedication in nurturing his employees and his avid pursuit in educating the public on the benefits of the mining industry."

Irl F. Engelhardt is chairman and chief executive officer of Peabody Holding Company, a position he has held since 1990. Mr. Engelhardt joined the Peabody Group of companies in 1979 after a decade of management consulting experience. He is a former chairman of Cornerstone Construction & Materials, Inc. and Suburban Propane Company as well as former chairman of the National Coal Association and of the National Mining Association; and former director and group vice president of Hanson Industries.

Mr. Engelhardt has a BS from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an MBA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Mr. Engelhardt's many activities include chairman and special committee member, Coal Industry Advisory Board to the International Energy Agency; chairman, Center for Energy and Economic Development; board of directors, National Mining Association. He is also on the board of directors and is chairman of the environmental Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers.