LOUISVILLE, KY (August 24, 2016) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired power generation industry, announced today that Danny L. Gray, Charah Executive Vice President, Governmental and Environmental Affairs, has been appointed to serve as a member of the National Coal Council by Dr. Ernest J. Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy. Mr. Gray was appointed this month for the 2016 – 2017 term.

Danny-Gray-Executive-VPThe National Coal Council (NCC) was chartered in 1984 under the Federal Advisory Committee act with the purpose to inform and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matter relating to coal or the coal industry. The NCC provides advice and guidance on a continuing basis on general energy policy under the leadership of Janet Gellici, Chief Executive Officer.

“I am appointing you to represent the viewpoints of companies engaged in combustion product management services and associated power plant operations for the coal-fired power generation industry,” Dr. Moniz wrote to Mr. Gray. “In the coming months, the work of the Council will be extremely important to the Nation; and I am certain you will find your association with this organization both challenging and productive.”

Mr. Gray joined Charah in 2008 and has over 35 years of experience in the electric utility and coal ash management industries. He is responsible for Charah’s legislative and regulatory affairs and oversight of the company’s environmental and quality control compliance for products. Prior to joining Charah, Mr. Gray served as Vice President of Mineral Resource Technologies, Inc. (MRT), a CEMEX subsidiary, and in various senior management positions at ISG Resources and JTM Industries, Inc. He began his professional career with American Electric Power in the environmental and regulatory area.

Mr. Gray graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, and is a registered professional engineer. He has served as president of the board of directors of the American Coal Council (ACC) and currently serves as an Associate Member of the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB).

About Charah, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product (CCP) management, CCP sales and marketing, and power plant support services for the coal-fired power generation industry. Charah assists utilities with all aspects of managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include landfill design, construction, management, operations and closure; fly ash, bottom ash and gypsum sales and marketing; ash pond management and closure; structural fill projects; power plant support services including limestone supply and FGD operations; SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer and other Charah Agricultural Products; and Integrated Gasification Combine Cycle (IGCC) slag beneficiation and other innovative solutions. For more information, please visit