Today, Leonardo Technologies, Inc. (LTI) announced that Robert Gentile, President and CEO, received the Washington Coal Club’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” during the organization’s yearly banquet, held on December 13, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Coal Club is a non-profit organization consisting of members with diverse coal-related interests and backgrounds ranging from producers, transporters, legislators, and policymakers. Periodically, the Washington Coal Club honors deserving individuals who have proven their dedication by spending a career advancing the betterment of the U.S. coal industry.
Mr. Gentile commented after the ceremony: “I am very honored to receive this acknowledgment from a community that has meant so much to the economic betterment of the entire nation. I look forward to continuing this work during an ever changing energy landscape.”
In addition to LTI, Mr. Gentile has both served as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and the U.S. Department of Interior’s Director of the Office of Surface Mining. A native of Steubenville and current Belmont County resident, he spent a portion of his career heading the Eastern Ohio coal companies, N&G Construction and the Ohio River Collieries Company. A graduate of Franciscan University and the University of Toledo, Mr. Gentile speaks several languages and has worked in over 40 countries.