Emile "Chip" Troxclair was named vice president of Kemper development for Mississippi Power in December 2014.
In this role he is responsible for leading the Kemper County energy facility project through the final stages of construction and startup, into ongoing commercial operations.
Troxclair brings more than 34 years of industry experience, primarily in gasification and power generation, to Mississippi Power. He has held numerous leadership positions throughout his career, including serving as vice president for the gasification technology business for CB&I. Prior to CB&I, Troxclair held similar leadership roles with responsibility for licensing, engineering and operations for gasification technology, which is used to convert coal or petroleum coke into a hydrogen rich, synthesis gas for power generation, substitute natural gas production and chemicals production.
Troxclair was also involved in the design, startup and operations of Dow Chemical's first commercial coal gasification facility, and later served as plant manager for Destec Energy's Wabash River IGCC power plant. There he was responsible for all operational aspects of the design, commissioning, startup and commercial operations of the plant. He was later promoted to the position of vice president of gasification.
Troxclair holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University. He is a native of White Castle, La.