Board of Directors

Michael “Mike” G. Rippey , President and Chief Executive Officer
Director

Mike Rippey was appointed as SunCoke’s President and CEO effective December 1, 2017, at which time he was also appointed a Director of the SunCoke Energy Board of Directors.

Mr. Rippey is an accomplished senior executive with a wealth of finance, sales, operations and management experience in the metals industry. Prior to joining SunCoke, Mike was Senior Advisor to Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (a leading global steelmaker). From 2014 to 2015, he served as Chairman of the Board of ArcelorMittal USA (a major domestic steel manufacturer) and from 2006 to 2014 he was its President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, he served in a number of increasingly senior financial, commercial and administrative leadership roles at ArcelorMittal and its predecessor companies.

Mr. Rippey earned his Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University, a Master’s degree in banking and finance from Loyola University and his MBA from the University of Chicago. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Olympic Steel, a leading U.S. metals service center, where he is a member of the Nominating Committee and serves as Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee. In addition to ArcelorMittal USA, Mr. Rippey’s previous board experience includes the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Iron & Steel Institute, where he was a past Chairman of the Board.

Arthur F. Anton , Non-Executive Chairman

In January 2021, Mr. Anton was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of SunCoke Energy, Inc. after serving as a Director since March 2020. During the course of his career, Mr. Anton has served in various senior roles at The Swagelok Company, a large fluid systems technology company, most recently as Chairman of the board from September 2017 to December 2019, and as Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2017. Before joining Swagelok in 2001, Mr. Anton was a Partner at the accounting and consulting firm of Ernst & Young LLP, where he consulted with companies in manufacturing, energy, service, and other industries. Mr. Anton currently serves as a director on the boards of the following companies: Olympic Steel, a leading U.S. metals service center, where he is the Lead Independent Director and a member of both the Audit and Compliance Committee, and the Compensation Committee; The SherwinWilliams Company, a major paint coatings manufacturer, where he serves as Chair of the Audit Committee; and Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a leading manufacturer of automated teller, calculating, and accounting machinery, where he serves as Chair of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Anton also serves as Chairman of University Hospitals Health System in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

Alvin Bledsoe , Director

Mr. Bledsoe was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in June 2011. From 1972 until his retirement from the firm in 2005, Mr. Bledsoe served in various senior roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, or PwC. , an international accounting firm. He joined the Board of Directors of Crestwood Gas Services GP LLC, formerly Quicksilver Gas Services, in 2007. Following the October 2013 merger and subsequent related corporate restructuring between Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, Inergy, L.P. and Inergy Midstream, L.P., Mr. Bledsoe was appointed as a director of Crestwood Equity GP LLC, the general partner of Crestwood Equity Partners LP, where he is chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Bledsoe also serves on the board of Gulfport Energy Corporation, an independent natural gas and oil exploration and development company.

Susan R. Landahl , Director

Ms. Landahl joined as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. effective September 1, 2017. From June 2015 until her retirement in January 2021, she has served as Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness and Integrated Performance Assessment of Exelon Generation Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation. Since joining Exelon in 1999, Landahl has held a number of senior leadership positions, including Senior Vice President, Operations Integration & Business Development from August 2012 to January 2014, and Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President, Exelon Nuclear from June 2010 to August 2012. Ms. Landahl is a current member of the Advisory Committee for the Future of Nuclear Study.

James E. Sweetnam , Director

Mr. Sweetnam was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in January 2012. Mr. Sweetnam served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Dana Holding Corporation from July 2009 until November 2010. From 1997 until June 2009, Mr. Sweetnam served in senior management positions at Eaton Corporation, or Eaton, including as President of the Truck Group from 2001 until June 2009. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Sweetnam spent 10 years with Cummins, Inc. in a variety of senior management positions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of LMI and is a member of its Audit and Governance Committees. From February 2007 until its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in September 2011, Mr. Sweetnam served as a director of Lubrizol Corporation and as a member of its Audit, Nominating and Governance and Organization and Compensation Committees.

Martha Z. Carnes , Director

Ms. Carnes was appointed as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in December 2019. Ms. Carnes has served in various senior roles at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, or PwC (an international accounting firm), including as: (i) Assurance Partner serving large, publicly traded companies in the energy industry; (ii) Managing Partner of PwC's Houston, Texas office; and (iii) PwC's Energy and Mining leader for the United States, where she led the firm's energy and mining assurance, tax and advisory practices. She currently serves as a director on the Supervisory Board of Core Laboratories N.V., a Netherlands company (one of the world's largest providers of reservoir description and production enhancement services to the oil and gas industry), where she is Chairman of the Audit Committee. She is also a director of Matrix Service Company (a provider of design, engineering, construction, repair and maintenance services to industrial and energy clients in North America), where she Chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees.

Ralph M. Della Ratta, Jr. , Director

Mr. Della Ratta was appointed as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in December 2020. He brings valuable business and financial experience to the Board, particularly with regard to capital raising, commercial banking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic financial analysis and capital markets transactions. From 2004 to 2017, he was Founder, Senior Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Western Reserve Partners LLC, a Cleveland, Ohio based investment banking merger and acquisition advisory firm. The firm was acquired in 2017 by Citizens Financial Group, a large commercial banking institution. Since the acquisition, Mr. Della Ratta has served as Co-Head of Merger and Acquisition Advisory Services for Citizens Financial Group Inc., leading a team focused on delivering M&A services and related financial analysis to middle-market customers. Mr. Della Ratta also has knowledge of manufacturing and distribution in the steel and metals services industry.

From 2004 to 2020, he served on the Board of Olympic Steel, Inc., a leading U.S. metals service center where he was Lead Independent Director, a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee and, at different times, served as Chair of the Compensation Committee, and Chair of the Nominating Committee. Mr. Della Ratta is involved in numerous non-profit and civic organizations ., including: The Duke University Alumni Association and Annual Fund, Kent State University Board of Trustees (past Chair), The Ohio Venture Capital Authority, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and United Cerebral Palsy Telethon (Chair).

Michael Ward Lewis , Director

Mr. Lewis was appointed as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in December 2020. He is an experienced banking executive who has spent over40 years in the financial services industry with business line responsibility. He provides senior management-level strategic planning, business development and managerial expertise to the Board. During the course of his career, Mr. Lewis has risen through progressively responsible senior leadership positions at BMO Harris Bank, N.A. (a large U.S. banking institution and subsidiary of Bank of Montreal, the Canadian multinational investment bank and financial services company) and, from 1998 until his retirement in 2013, Mr. Lewis was Executive Vice President, and Chicago metro regional president. His responsibilities have included strategic integration and management of business segments across the regional network of BMO Harris branches, as well as growing the bank’s commercial and retail business, community development and consumer loans and services. Mr. Lewis is an active member of Chicago’s business and civic communities and has served on several boards, including the Chicago Regional Transportation Authority, the Urban Partnership Bank (afull-service community development bank), and Chicago United (a corporate membership and advocacy organization promoting economic opportunities by advancing multiracial leadership in corporate governance, executive level management, and business diversity).

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