Phillips was appointed vice-president of engineering for Peabody China, and Wanze has joined Peabody's international sales and trading subsidiary, Coaltrade International, as commercial operations manager for China.
Phillips will be responsible for engineering related services and will assist in evaluating commercial opportunities.
He brings nearly 35 years of experience in managing coal mining operations, most recently serving as chief representative for Anglo American's Anglo Coal operations in Beijing, China.
He also served as general manager of Anglo Coal's Xiwan Coal project in the Shaanxi Province.
Wanze will be responsible for coordinating commercial contacts for all marketing, sales and trading opportunities for import and export coal in China.
He brings 25 years of experience in foreign trade in the coal industry. He began his career with China National Coal Import and Export Corporation (CNCIEC) as a sales coordinator importing coal mining machines and equipment for use in the Chinese coal industry.
In 1995, he was appointed chief representative of CNCIEC's Europe office and president of Sineuro S.A. in Belgium, selling Chinese coal to European customers. Since 2000, he has held various positions with China Coal Group, most recently as general manager of the International Cooperation Department.
Peabody opened its Beijing office in the fall of 2005 and began its trading activities in China earlier this year.