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PETE SAVAGE, President/CEO

Phone Number: (276) 991-4450,ext. 304

Pete Savage joined the West River team in late 2010. After spending almost six years in the United States Army, Pete joined West River as an Account Manager. Pete’s sales experience and expertise quickly evolved. In addition to business development, Pete handles belt, structure and international sales for the company. Pete is a 2005 graduate of Virginia Tech. He enjoys climbing mountains, fishing, exercising, barbecuing and spending time with his family.


Jessica Savage, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

Phone Number: (276) 991-4450,ext. 305

Jessica Savage joined the West River team in 2005. After a few years absence from 2007-2010, Jessica returned in late 2010. Jessica handles Marketing, advertising, continuous improvement and business development. She is responsible for maintaining the website, and helping to generate new business through online activity. She is a 2005 graduate of Virginia Tech and enjoys running and spending time with her husband and three children.


Tina Clevinger, VP of Finance

Phone Number: (276) 991-4450,ext. 303

Tina Clevinger has been with West River since the beginning in 1981! Tina has widespread experience in all things West River. Her responsibilities include accounting, purchasing, sales and much more. Tina’s knowledge about conveyor parts and drives is broad. Tina is able to assist with just about anything you may need. She enjoys traveling, motorcycle riding, her many animals and spending time with family.


Jessica Vanover, VP People

Phone Number: (276) 991-4450, ext. 314

Jessica Vanover joined the West River team in April 2015. She is responsible for Human Resources functions including employee benefits, performance management, safety and compliance. She is working to bring more focus to employee development through leadership training and coaching. She has an extensive human resources background having been employed in the Human Resources Department at Suncoke Energy for the past eight years. She is a 2014 graduate of King University and enjoys running and spending time with her family.


Jason Coleman, General Manager

Phone Number: (276) 991-4450,ext. 311

Jason Coleman joined the West River team in 2010 as the Production Planner. Jason’s past work experience at Ceramic Technology, AMS and Bucyrus have given him expertise in underground conveyor equipment and overland conveyor equipment design. Jason’s responsibilities at West River include purchasing, quoting, planning, and designing conveyors. He enjoys hunting, fishing, shooting, woodworking and spending time with his family.


Russ James, Underground Sales Manager

Phone Number: (970) 640-4675

Russ James joined the West River team in 2014. Russ has extensive experience with underground conveyor systems, including sales, installation and troubleshooting. Prior to joining West River, Russ worked as an Underground Sales Manager and Conveyor Service Manager for FMC Technologies. Russ has been working with conveyor systems since 1986. His responsibilities at West River include working with customers to determine best conveyor equipment design options and needs, overseeing terminal equipment installations, and providing conveyor troubleshooting. Russ enjoys traveling, ATV’ing, working out and reading.


Richard Calfee, Account Manager

Phone Number: (540) 250-5060

Richard Calfee joined the West River team in 2008. Richard has 33+ years of experience in mining and mining equipment. He has extensive experience in machine work, service work on underground belt drives and sales. He has certifications in both machine work and laser alignment. Richard has worked in sales for more than 13 years. He enjoys hunting, fishing, meeting new folks, and spending time with his family.


Kenneth Roulett, Account Manager

Phone Number: (276) 991-4450, ext. 302

Kenneth Roulett joined the West River team in 2002 as an Account Manager for inside sales. Kenneth’s responsibilities include new and used parts sales. If you need a reducer, reducer housing or gearing, a sprocket, bull gears or other conveyor parts, Kenneth can help. He is a 2002 graduate of Radford University and enjoys mountain biking, running and spending time with his family.

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