OKLAHOMA CITY – Dennis L. Wanlass has been appointed to the Tronox Inc. board of directors, effective Aug. 15, 2008. In addition, the board of directors named Wanlass interim Chairman and Chief Executive Officer succeeding Thomas W. Adams, who, at this time, will continue to serve as a member of the board but no longer works for the company.
Wanlass joined Tronox in July 2008 as Executive Vice President of special projects. He has more than 35 years of experience in management, finance and accounting. He held leadership positions at Special Metals Corp. from 2001 to 2008, initially serving as the Chief Financial Officer, moving to Chief Operations Officer and eventually becoming the Chief Executive Officer. From 1988 to 2001, he held executive positions of increasing responsibility with Geneva Steel LLC, including Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. His experience also includes 13 years with Eastman Christensen and five years with KPMG.