John A. Stachura, Jr. Image

John A. Stachura, Jr.


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

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.

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

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

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