Frederick J. Murrell, President - has 30+ years' experience in the energy and fuel markets. He has held such positions as an attorney representing coal-fired electric utility companies and a Vice President of Operations for a South-East coal-fired utility company, with responsibilities for purchasing coal and coal transportation for the company. A later position gave him responsibility for the movement of over 100 million tons of coal annually for a major US railroad. Additionally, he has extensive experience as a previous owner of two coal mining companies in the United States, and a coal mine supply and equipment company. Since 1992, Carbon Resources of Florida, under Mr. Murrell's leadership, has represented Indonesia’s #2 coal producer which produces in excess of 45 million tons of very low sulfur and low ash coal per year. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Florida State University in 1972, and a JD with Honors from the University of Florida in 1976.
Chara Panagopoulos, Chief Financial Officer - has served as Carbon Resources' CFO since 2006. A native speaker of English and Greek, she has fifteen+ years' experience in financial management, including financial analysis, insurance & banking negotiations and mergers & acquisitions. Ms. Panagopoulos earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance from the American College of Greece in 1994 and an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco in 2013.
With coal affiliates and clients in North America, Central America, Indonesia,
New Zealand, and South America, Carbon Resources of Florida is an industry
leader in the global coal markets. Our management team has well established
reputations for developing innovative emissions-reduction strategies, pioneering
safer, more economic and environmentally friendly coal mining techniques and
utilizing ultra-low sulfur, low ash coal sources from around the world to achieve
For our investors and partners, we are known for aggressively pursuing emerging technologies for converting coal, heavy oil, bottom-of-the-barrel residue, oil sands bitumen, natural gas, byproduct gas, biomass and wastes into clean liquid fuels and petrochemicals.