Tronox names CEO

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 14 December 2017

The tio2 producer names Jeffrey Quinn as president and chief executive officer.


Tronox Ltd has named Jeffry Quinn its president and chief executive officer, with effect from December 1, the mineral sand miner and pigment producer has said.

Quinn succeeds Peter Johnston, interim CEO since May 15, 2017, who will remain on the company’s board. Johnston had stepped into the position after Thomas Casey announced his retirement as CEO for health reasons.

"Tronox is in a period of great transition, with the planned acquisition of the titanium dioxide assets of Cristal, and the untimely passing of Tom Casey last May," Ilan Kaufthal, chairman of the Tronox board of directors, said. "I am delighted Jeff has accepted the CEO role. I am confident he will be a strong leader and he is the right person to take the company through its next phase of growth."

Quinn’s appointment comes as the company proceeds with its planned acquisition of the titanium dioxide assets of Cristal, the purchase of which will make it the world’s largest TiO2 producer.

In 2012, Quinn founded Quinpario Partners LLC, a private investment company that was the sponsor of two publicly listed special-purpose acquisition corporations, and served as its chairman, CEO and managing member. Prior to that, Quinn joined Solutia in 2003 and was chairman and CEO there from 2004 until 2012.

Earlier in his career, Quinn was a member of the executive management team of Premcor Inc, a large, publicly traded independent refiner, from 2000 until 2003, and of Arch Coal Inc, the second-largest domestic coal producer in the United States, from 1986 until 2000. Prior to joining Arch, Quinn had engaged in the private practice of law.