Jeffry N. Quinn has been appointed president and CEO of Stamford mining and chemicals company Tronox Ltd., effective Dec. 1. Quinn will also remain on the company’s board of directors, a position he has held since 2011.
He previously served as chairman and CEO of Solutia Inc., a global specialty chemical company, from 2004 until its acquisition by Eastman Chemical Co. in 2012.
Quinn succeeds Peter Johnston, also a member of Tronox’s board of directors, who has held the role of interim CEO since May 15. The board appointed Johnston to that role after Thomas J. Casey announced his retirement as CEO for health reasons. Johnston will remain on the company’s board.
“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,” said Tronox Chairman Ilan Kaufthal, adding that he believed Quinn “is the right person to take the company through its next phase of growth.”