Our History

Our roots proudly began in West Texas nearly 65 years ago in 1953, with the founding of a small oilfield company, Champion Chemicals Inc. In 1990, Champion Chemicals changed its name to Champion Technologies.

At the time of the sale of Champion Technologies to Ecolab Inc., finalized in 2013, the company had grown 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.

In early 2013, the Johnson and Lindley families acquired Champion Technologies’ refinery process and water treatment business units and formed Athlon Solutions to operate the process and water treatment units as one independent company.

The products, services and many of the people that made Champion Technologies (including Chemtech Chemical Services LLC, which has a long history on the Gulf Coast and was acquired by Champion Technologies in December 2010) a leader in the industrial process and water treating business 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.

Athlon  Solutions has grown to become the 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 solutions to our customers through mechanical change, process change and specialty chemical application.

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