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Five minutes with Patrick Mangin, director of one of Baltimore's coal terminals

Five minutes with Patrick Mangin, director of one of Baltimore's coal terminals

Patrick Mangin got his job, in part, thanks to his son's love of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The retired, 23-year Army infantry officer, who lived north of Philadelphia, wanted to get him great seats for a game, so he fished around on LinkedIn to see whether anyone he knew had a contact at CONSOL Energy, which at the time had naming rights and a box at the arena in Pittsburgh.

A friend in Denver made an introduction that resulted in the tickets — and, in March 2013, a job as director of the CONSOL's port terminal in Baltimore, overseeing the export of millions of tons of Appalachian coal each year.

Mangin, 49, who had worked previously as a contractor and taught...

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