Emerald International Management Team


Jack Wells

Jack Wells is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting. He began his career in 1985 in the property development industry where he held various financial positions. Jack co-founded Emerald in 1991. He has been active in the industry and is a past Board Member of the Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Council.  Jack’s hobbies include golf and skiing. He has two sons.


Steve Weber

Steve joined Emerald International in 1995 as Vice President of coal procurement and sales. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky Uiversity with a degree in marketing. He spent 5 years with B.F. Goodrich Tire Company before joining Logan & Kanawha Coal Company in 1984. Steve’s hobbies include boating and golf. He is
married and has a daughter and a son.



Mike Goff

Mike Goff joined Emerald in August 2008 and is responsible for the company’s domestic/industrial rail and utility sales. Mike is a graduate of a local high school and has attended coal technology classes at a college in his home town. Mike started out in coal sales in 1978 and has held several management positions with many respected coal companies. Personally, he has been in charge of up to 4-7 million tons per year of both industrial and utility sales. He is married and has 1 daughter and 1 son.