The 2003 Percy Nicholls Award
Awarded To: J. Brett Harvey
For notable scientific or industrial achievement in the field of solid fuels.
J. Brett Harvey is president and chief executive officer of CONSOL Energy Inc. He is also a member of CONSOL Energy’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining CONSOL, Harvey was president and chief executive officer of PacifiCorp Energy Inc., a subsidiary of PacifiCorp, one of the country’s largest electric utility companies. In addition, he served as vice president of PacifiCorp Fuels Department and president and chief executive officer of Interwest Mining Company.
Harvey began his business career in 1979 with Kaiser Steel Company as a longwall supervisor at the company’s Sunnyside Mine in Utah. He advanced to mining superintendent in 1980 and became general manager of the mine in 1982. Two years later he was elected vice president and general manager, Kaiser Coal of New Mexico. In 1986, he joined Utah Power & Light Company as a director of technical sales. He was promoted to general manager-mining division a year later, and to vice president-fuels and mining in 1988.
Harvey was elected vice president-mining of PacifiCorp in 1990. He was named electric operations vice president in 1992, president and chief executive officer of Interwest in 1993, vice president of PacifiCorp Fuels in 1993, and president and chief executive officer of PacifiCorp Energy in 1995. He became president and chief executive officer of CONSOL Inc. January 1, 1998.
Harvey is chairman of the National Mining Association and a representative of the NMA on the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council; vice chairman of the World Coal Institute (2001-2003); member of the IEA Coal Industry Advisory Board (CIAB); chairman of DINAMO (the Association for the Development of Inland Navigation in America's Ohio Valley); member of the Board of Directors of the Bituminous Coal Operators' Association (BCOA); member of the Executive Committee and the Board of the Center for Energy & Economic Development (CEED) and chairman of the CEED Finance Committee;
member of the CEO Group of the Coal Based Generation Stakeholders (CBGS); member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority; member of the National Coal Council; member of The Conservation Fund Corporate Counsel; and will be the ingoing chairman in June 2003 for the Greater Pittsburgh Council of Boy Scouts of America. A native of Utah, he holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Utah. In April 2000 he was the recipient of the John E. Willson Distinguished Alumnus Award.
The Percy W. Nicholls Award, established in 1942, funded by AIME and ASME in alternating years, is given for notable scientific or industrial achievement in the field of solid fuels.