Jean-François Turgeon

turgeon-linkedinExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer*

Mr. Turgeon joined Tronox on January 1, 2014. He oversees the combined company’s mineral sands and pigment and electrolytic business operations. Mr. Turgeon brings decades of experience in leadership positions in the global titanium dioxide business. He joined Tronox from the Rio Tinto Group, where he served for more than 24 years, most recently in London as managing director of its $3 billion iron and titanium division. In that role, he had oversight of international TiO2 operations in Canada, South Africa, and Madagascar, and regional sales offices in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. Previously, he held several executive, mining operations, and chemical research engineering positions in Rio Tinto’s titanium dioxide business unit. Mr. Turgeon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Université Laval and a master’s degree in hydrometallurgy from McGill University.

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