Mr. Jeff N. Quinn is Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Quinpario Partners LLC.
Prior to forming Quinpario Partners in July 2012, Mr. Quinn 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 he left the company. From 1986 to 2000, he worked for Arch Coal Inc., the second-largest coal producer in the U.S.
He 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. From 2000 to 2002, he 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, he was actively involved in the company's initial public offering.
Mr. Quinn 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 MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.