Boron Expert

Tony Yao

Tony Yao

Regional Marketing Manager, China

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With more than a decade at Rio Tinto, Tony manages marketing for U.S. Borax in China. In addition, he has experience in the chemical and petrochemical industries with expertise in:

  • Supply chain management
  • Project management
  • Business improvement and negotiation

Tony has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Liaoning Petrochemical University and a bachelor’s degree in science from Dalian University of Technology, both in Liaoning Province, China.


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 650 customers with more than 1,800 delivery locations globally. We supply around 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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