Jeffry N. Quinn
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member
Prior to forming Quinpario Partners, Jeff was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Solutia Inc., a global specialty chemical and performance materials company. Solutia was sold to Eastman Chemical Company for $4.7 billion in July 2012, at which time Jeff left the company. Jeff became President and CEO of Solutia in May 2004 and was named Chairman of the Board in February 2006, positions he held until the sale. Prior to his election as President and CEO, Jeff had served as Solutia’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Restructuring Officer.
From 1986 to 2000, Jeff worked for Arch Coal Inc., the second-largest coal producer in the U.S. Jeff was an executive officer of Arch Coal for over a decade and left the organization as Senior Vice President - Law & Human Resources, Secretary and General Counsel. He was responsible for legal, governmental and public affairs as well as human resources. During his tenure, Arch Coal grew from a small regional coal producer to the second-largest coal producer in the U.S. through a series of acquisitions in which Jeff was actively involved in the evaluation, negotiation, and integration. In 1997 Jeff served as general counsel when the company went public and listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
From 2000 to 2002, Jeff was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Premcor Inc., one of the largest independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, petroleum coke and other petroleum products in the U.S. Valero Energy Corporation acquired Premcor in 2005. During his tenure at Premcor, Jeff was actively involved in the company's initial public offering.
Jeff received a B.S. degree in Mining Engineering and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the board of directors of Tronox, Inc., W. R. Grace & Co. and Ferro Corporation.