Tronox Names John Dixon Manager of Hamilton Mississippi Facility

Jun 26, 2012 - Press Releases

HAMILTON, Miss., June 26, 2012 – Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX) today announced the appointment of John Dixon as the manager for its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment and sodium chlorate production plants in Hamilton, Miss.  Dixon succeeds Dick Dean, who has been promoted to vice president of global operations for the TiO2 and Electrolytic division of the company.

Dixon began his career in Hamilton with Kerr McGee Chemical Corporation (KM). At KM, he held a number of managerial positions including chlorate plant and pigment plant manager. In 2002, he was named director of environmental remediation for KM.  He later held managerial positions with Anadarko Petroleum, after its acquisition of KM’s energy businesses. In 2009, he joined the Oil-Dri Production Company in Ripley, Miss. as plant manager. Dixon earned a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from Mississippi State University and is a registered professional engineer in Miss.  He resides in Columbus, Miss.

In operation for more than 50 years, Tronox Limited’s TiO2 manufacturing operation is the world’s third largest of its kind with annual production capacity of approximately 230,000 metric tons.  The facility is a global supplier to the paint and plastics industries.

The Hamilton site also includes a plant that employs an electrolytic process for the production of approximately 140,000 metric tons per year of sodium chlorate, primarily used in an environmentally preferred pulp bleaching process.  The chlorate plant is a key supplier to major pulp and paper manufacturers.

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Tronox is a global leader in the production and marketing of titanium products. Through the integration of its pigments and mineral sands business, the company provides its customers a dependable supply of brightening solutions for a variety of end-uses. For more information, visit


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