Our History

Our roots proudly began in West Texas nearly 65 years ago, when Willard M. Johnson founded a small oilfield company, Champion Chemicals Inc., in 1953.

Before the sale of Champion Technologies to Ecolab, Inc. was finalized in 2013, the company grew to become the largest privately-owned and second largest global oilfield production chemical company, serving the energy sector with more than 3,300 employees in 50 countries on six continents.

After the sale, the Johnson and Lindley family founded Athlon Solutions to retain and combine Champion Technologies’ refinery process and water treatment business units into one independent company.

The people, products, and services that made Champion Technologies (and Chemtech Chemical Services, LLC, which was acquired in December 2010) a leader in the industrial process and water treating space are still in place at Athlon Solutions, allowing us to offer the market superior solutions to traditional and new industry challenges. This includes building upon 50-plus years of research and development, manufacturing, and application experience for complex challenges such as fouling, scaling, emulsion, and corrosion.

Today, Athlon Solutions has grown to become a premier provider of specialty water and process treatment chemicals, customized engineering solutions, and services to the industrial sector, including the refining, petrochemical, contract manufacturing & wholesale, ammonia/fertilizer, and power/utilities industries. We serve many of the largest refineries and ammonia plants in the United States and are expanding our presence to international markets.

Athlon Solutions delivers customer value through engineering and data driven analysis to deliver the best solution to our customers through mechanical change, process change, or specialty chemical application. Our “unique engineered approach” is the cornerstone of our value commitment. We employ a team consisting of experienced field representatives, project engineering, and technical support who are accountable for improved reliability, process optimization, and value delivery in conjunction with custom manufactured chemistries. Simply put, we do what we say we are going to do, and we document it.

No matter what, where, or how complex the treatment issue, we have the chemistry of results™ for you.