Leadership

Michael W. McLanahan
Michael W. McLanahan Chairman of the Board

Representing the fifth generation of family ownership and management, Michael W. McLanahan currently serves as the Chairman of the Board at McLanahan Corporation. He is involved in the overall strategic direction of the corporation and its sound management and performance.  

Michael worked summers in the shop at McLanahan Corporation while attending Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. He graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology and spent two years in a Geology Master's Degree program at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in Houghton, Mich. He joined McLanahan Corporation as a full-time salesperson on July 5, 1962, and became part of the company's decision-making team in 1969, eventually taking on roles as President and CEO. Under Michael’s leadership, McLanahan Corporation has diversified its product lines, increased its market share and established its global presence.

Michael is a member of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute; the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration; and the National Mining Association, where he serves as a Board Member in the Manufacturing and Services Division. He is a member of the Blair County Republican Committee; the Rotary Club of Hollidaysburg, where he served as President from 1979-80; the Blair County Chamber of Commerce; Old Timer's Club of Coal Industry Executives; and King Coal Club, where he was a past President. 

Michael was appointed to the National Association of Manufacturers Board in 2001. He served as a member of the American Mining Congress and was elected to its Board of Governors in 1993. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Economy League's Central Pennsylvania Office, serving as Chairman from 1995-96; was President of the Pennsylvania Foundry Association from 1996-98; and was a member of the National Coal Council from 1999 to 2008. Michael was elected to the Hollidaysburg Borough Council in 2007 and served from 2008 to 2012. He served as a Board Member at Mount Aloysius College from 1994 to 2017 and led Boy Scout Pack 55 in Hollidaysburg as Cubmaster from 1964 to 1981.

Sean K. McLanahan
Sean K. McLanahan Chief Executive Officer

As the Chief Executive Officer of McLanahan Corporation, Sean K. McLanahan represents the sixth generation of family ownership and management. His responsibilities include overseeing the Executive Management Team, setting the strategic direction of the Corporation, overall business development and communication to employees. 

Sean began his career with McLanahan Corporation in 1994 after earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management and a Minor in Economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association as well as the National Mining Association and King Coal Club. In 2018, Sean was elected to the National Mining Association Board of Directors.

George Sidney, Jr.
George Sidney, Jr. President and Chief Operating Officer

George Sidney, Jr. is the President and Chief Operating Officer of McLanahan Corporation. He is responsible for managing the company’s day-to-day activities and for the development, design, operation and improvement of all systems that create and deliver products and services.

George began his career with McLanahan Corporation as a Design Engineer in 1973 and has held such positions as Sales Engineer, Western Regional Sales Manager, Director of Engineering, Vice President and Executive Vice President throughout his 45 years with the company.

George is active in many mining and aggregate associations, including the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, the Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, the Wyoming Mining Association and the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute. He is a ROCKPAC Trustee who serves on the Altoona Blair County Development Corporation Board of Directors and the Penn State Alumni Board of Directors. George served as Chairman of the Manufacturers and Services Board of Directors of the NSSGA, Chairman of the Penn State Altoona Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Junior Achievement Board. He is a former member of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center Advisory Council and a former board member of the American Cancer Society.

George graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has done graduate work in Mineral Processing at The Pennsylvania State University and the Colorado School of Mines, as well as in International Business at California Institute of Technology.

Ken Kirsch
Ken Kirsch Executive Vice President of Business Operations

Ken Kirsch is the Executive Vice President of Business Operations for McLanahan Corporation. His responsibilities include overseeing Safety, Quality, Human Resources and the McLanahan Academy. 

Ken began his career with McLanahan Corporation in 1988 as a Design Engineer. He has held roles in the company as Assistant Engineering Manager and Director of Project Management. Before joining McLanahan Corporation, Ken worked at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

Jay Nartatez
Jay Nartatez Executive Vice President of Finance and Risk/Chief Financial Officer

Jay Nartatez is the Executive Vice President of Finance and Risk/Chief Financial Officer for McLanahan Corporation. His responsibilities include managing the company's accounting, finance, risk management and technology functions.

Jay graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and began working as a Senior Staff Accountant at Alpern, Rosenthal & Company in Pittsburgh. Before joining McLanahan Corporation as Financial Controller in October 2007, he held positions of increasing responsibility — from Senior Accountant to Accounting Manager to Controller — at Albermarle Corporation in Tyrone, Pa.

Jay has held an active Certified Public Accountant License with the state of Pennsylvania since 2002, and he is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Public Accountants. He served two terms on the board of directors of The Chamber Foundation in Blair County, and his past volunteer work includes assisting with Junior Achievement and coaching local sports teams.

John Rabel
John Rabel Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply

John Rabel is the Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply for McLanahan Corporation. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Manufacturing, Supply, Global Sourcing and Maintenance.

John began his career with McLanahan Corporation in October 2016. His previous experience includes Safety/Production Supervisor at MeadWestvaco Corporation's Envelope Division in Williamsburg, Pa.; Safety Engineer and Property Conservation Manager at MeadWestvaco's Chemical Division in Covington, Va.; Plant Superintendent at MeadWestvaco Corporation’s Envelope Division in Williamsburg, Pa.; and Eastern Operations/Plant Manager for Containment Solutions, Inc. in Mount Union, Pa. He also has experience in Safety, Sales and Marketing with DACO Technical Sales, Inc. in Charleston, W.Va.

John graduated from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Resource Management. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Safety Management from West Virginia University's College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa.

John is a Certified Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. He also coaches Little League Baseball for Altoona Area Baseball Association. In the past, John served as a member of the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and as a member of the Junior Achievement Board. He was also a Hollidaysburg Area Little League Baseball Coach.

Cory Jenson
Cory Jenson Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development

Cory Jenson is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development. He is responsible for the Sales, After Sales Support, Marketing and Engineering/Research and Development of McLanahan Corporation's Business Units and McLanahan owned companies.

Cory started his career with McLanahan Corporation in January 2009 as Regional Sales Manager/Product Manager. Since then, he has held roles as General Manager of the Environmental Division and Vice President of Global Product Development. 

Cory holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Utah State University, with a Major in Finance and a Minor in Chemistry. He has been a member of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Young Leaders Steering Committee since 2014.