Management Team


John Baugues, Jr., Chief Executive Officer

John Baugues, Jr. is the developer and founder of Dorchester Energy.  He has been involved in the coal industry as a developer, owner and operator since 1980 including multiple mining ventures in Tennessee, Kentucky and Montana.  Mr. Baugues is perhaps best know for having developed the highly successful Signal Peak mine in Montana.  

Chris Allen, Executive Vice President, Metallurgical Operations

Chris Allen is an accomplished mining, construction, development and engineering professional with 25 years of experience, successfully completing over $500 million worth of coal, coke and electrical projects in North America, South America and Europe.  Mr. Allen has demonstrated a combination of management and technical engineering skills necessary to lead large energy projects to successful completion and sustainable operation.  

Judith Tanselle, Chief Commercial Officer

Judith Tanselle is an experienced energy industry executive with a track record of building profitable businesses.  She has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry, specializing in coal procurement, trading and marketing, clean energy technology, strategic planning and project development.  

Mike Bradford, Executive Vice President, Thermal Operations

Mike Bradford has 35 years experience in the coal industry, specializing in mine development and operations.  He has served as the general manager of several highly successful mines and has extensive experience in the development, construction and operating plans of thermal coal properties.