Hans Daniels is CEO of Doyle Trading Consultants, the nation’s leading coal and energy market research consultancy. With over 20 years of experience, Hans’ background focuses on market analysis, litigation support, industry publications and coal supply, demand, transportation, and price forecasts and analyses. Hans previously was Vice President of Market Analysis and Strategy for Alpha Natural Resources where he served on the Coal Industry Advisory Board for the International Energy Agency and served on the Economics Committee for the National Mining Association. Hans also worked for Global Energy Decisions (now Ventyx) where he headed the coal consulting group and the coal data group and at Platts Research and Consulting.
Before finding his passion with coal and energy markets, Hans had also worked as an environmental engineer, hydrogeologist, database administrator, computer modeler, and even served as a research scientist at a nuclear weapons facility. Hans earned his Master’s in Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado and his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.