Mr. Turgeon joined Tronox in January 2014 to integrate the mineral sands and pigment business together. He was instrumental in the $2B acquisition of Cristal in 2019. Today, he oversees all operations globally for the company. In addition, he has accountability for integrated business planning, technology, supply chain and capital investment including mine development.
Mr. Turgeon brings decades of leadership experience in the global titanium dioxide business. He joined Tronox from the Rio Tinto Group, where he served for more than 24 years, culminating in his position 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.
Prior to that, 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.