Tronox names CEO
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
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.