Board of Trustees Member

John A. Stachura, Jr.

Chair

Appointed: 11-06; Term Expires: October 6, 2024

jstachura@bfhinc.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
From 1992 to January of 2019 - Vice President & General Manager of Solar Sources Underground, LLC.  Retired in 2019 & began working part-time with Bowman Family Holdings, the parent company of Solar Sources Underground, LLC.  During tenure as VP & General Manager, was responsible for starting an internal underground mining organization, developing a three-unit mine and bringing the mine to full production; was the overseer of the Mine Manager, Chief of Maintenance, and Director of Health, Safety, and Engineering.  Produced 1,506,000 clean tons from the Danville #7 coal seam.

Decades of multiple positions within the coal mining industry--bulldozer operator, roof bolter operator, instructor and supervisor of health & safety training, drilling and blasting foreman, superintendent, and vice president & general manager.

EDUCATION: 
Graduate of Central Catholic High School, Vincennes, IN
B.S. Degree in Business Management from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

AFFILIATIONS:
Member of the Vincennes University Board of Trustees since 2006; became Chairman of the Board in 2015
Chairman – Underground Committee, Indiana Coal Council
Governor-Appointed Member of the Indiana Board of Mines & Mining
Governor-Appointed Sagamore of the Wabash
Governor-Appointed Member of Kentucky Colonels
Member of the Society of Mining Engineers, Indiana Mining & Technical Society, Knox County Parks & Recreation Department Board (Past President), Holmes Safety Association, Indiana Mine Rescue Association (Director), B.P.O.E. #291, Bicknell Country Club
Held previous Board memberships to Children & Family Services, Indiana Coal Council, (Honorary Chairman), Indiana Mining Institute (Past President), Advisory Board of Indiana Vocational Technical College
Eagle Scout – Boy Scouts of America

PERSONAL
Married to Sara & have one daughter (Kristen) and one son (Andrew)
Interests include hunting, fishing, reading, and golf