Martin D. Considine is Vice President, Technology, in Peabody Energy Generation Development Group and is responsible for managing Peabody's BTU Conversion activities. His main responsibility is to increase the utilization of Peabody's coal reserves in industrial applications, beyond conventional power production. Applications include utilization of clean coal technologies to produce syngas. Considine joined Peabody Energy after serving in various capacities at Chevron Texaco and Texaco for almost 28 years. He initially was in the crude and product Supply and Distribution Department, followed by a period as executive assistant to Senior Vice Presidents responsible for Texaco Canada and Caltex. Considine served as Senior Vice President in Texaco's Worldwide Power and Gasification Division, responsible for developing conventional power plants and gasification industrial plants, utilizing Texaco's proprietary gasification technology. He also served as Vice President of Texaco Development Corporation, the licensing subsidiary of Texaco, Inc. He continued in this same capacity after the Chevron Texaco merger. A graduate of Manhattan College in New York, Considine holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Chemical Engineering, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Pace University in New York.