Boron Expert

Zhaojun Yao

Zhaojun Yao

Marketing Specialist

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Yao has been with Rio Tinto for more than 8 years, focused in the borates group. His prior expertise in laboratory testing, technical services, and our quality team gives him with a deep understanding of the various applications for borates. He is committed to understanding our customers' needs and providing them with the best borate product possible.

Fluent in both Mandarin and English, Yao has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Zhengzhou University as well as a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.


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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