Boron Expert

David Petitjean

David Petitjean

Manager, Sales Borates and Lithium Europe

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With more than a decade of R&D and business development, David currently leads U.S. Borax’s European sales team as well as manages sales in Russia.

He has almost 20 years of experience in the chemical industry with a focus on commodity chemicals such as soda ash and sulfites. He is an expert in battery technologies and flue gas treatment. David received his master of science in chemistry and process engineering from CPE Lyon in France.



U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with more than 1,700 delivery locations globally. We supply 30% of the world’s need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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