Donald J. Drabant


Donald J. Drabant is President of Global Coal Sales. He brings more than 35 years of experience in the coal industry, with a background in both domestic and international sales and marketing, transportation / logistics management, and international trading.

He joined the company in 1998 to build the company’s domestic and export business. As part of his current responsibilities, Mr. Drabant oversees all coal sales and marketing.

Mr. Drabant currently sits on the board of Directors for the American Coal Council. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois and a MBA in international business from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.



Steven J. Read

Executive Vice President

Steven J. Read joined Global Coal Sales as Executive Vice President in May of 2013. Since graduating from Kansas State University, Mr. Read has worked in the coal industry for over 25 years both domestically and internationally. During that time he has had a broad range of responsibilities including sales, trading, purchasing, and transportation/logistics with major U.S. coal producing companies as well as major power utilities. Mr. Read has been heavily involved in the export of U.S. Coal from the Pacific Northwest since 2009.

As part of his current responsibilities at Global Coal Sales, Mr. Read oversees Global’s long-term rail and terminal contracts and is heavily involved in the entire sales process from initiation to delivery for Signal Peak Energy’s coal.