J.C. Butler, Jr.
, Senior Vice President – Finance, Treasurer and Chief Administrative Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer – The North American Coal Corporation
Mr. Butler is responsible for financial strategies, acquisition and divestiture activities, treasury activities and administrative functions for NACCO and its subsidiary companies. In addition, Mr. Butler is President and Chief Executive Officer of The North American Coal Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of NACCO. Mr. Butler has held his current NACCO position since September 2012 and his North American Coal position since July 2015. Previously, Mr. Butler was Vice President - Corporate Development and Treasurer of NACCO from January 1997 to September 2012, and Manager of Corporate Development and Treasurer of NACCO from May 1996 to January 1997. He was previously Senior Vice President – Project Development, Administration and Mississippi Operations of North American Coal from July 2014 to June 2015 and Senior Vice President - Project Development and Administration of North American Coal from December 2009 to July 2014. Mr. Butler joined NACCO as Manager of Corporate Development in May 1995. Prior to joining NACCO, Mr. Butler was an investment banker with McFarland Dewey & Co., a boutique investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions from 1990 to 1995. From 1989 to 1990, he was an Associate in Mergers & Acquisitions at Drexel Burnham Lambert in New York City. Prior to his career in investment banking, Mr. Butler was an investment analyst in the Prudential Agricultural Realty Group, with shared responsibility for oversight of Prudential Insurance Company's $3 billion investment in U.S. agricultural properties.
Mr. Butler received both a Bachelor of Science degree, with highest distinction, and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, and earned an MBA (Master's of Business Administration) degree from Harvard Business School. Mr. Butler is a director of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY) and a director of Midwest AgEnergy Group, a developer and operator of ethanol facilities in North Dakota.