P. Michael (Mike) Hardesty
Senior Vice President, Sales and Commercial Operations
Mike Hardesty is Senior Vice President of Sales and Commercial Operations for SunCoke Energy. He joined SunCoke in September 2011 bringing with him more than 28 years of mining industry experience.
Before joining SunCoke, Mr. Hardesty served as Senior Vice President for International Coal Group, Inc. (ICG) where he was responsible for leading the sales and marketing functions, including the implementation of marketing, trading, and transportation strategies. While at ICG, he was a key member of the executive management team, providing both strategic counsel and analysis to the Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to ICG, Mr. Hardesty served as Vice President of Commercial Optimization at Arch Coal. His primary leadership responsibilities there included developing and executing trade strategies, optimizing production output, and management responsibilities for direct coal purchasing activities.
Mr. Hardesty earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. He is a past board member and Secretary-Treasurer of the Putnam County Development Authority in West Virginia.