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About Arbor Chemicals

Arbor Chemicals was established in 2018 as an independent supply and marketing resource to the pine chemicals industry. The Arbor team has decades of technical and marketing experience along with practical know-how across the pine chemicals value chain.

We recognize the need for an independent solutions provider – one that will not compete with its suppliers and customers. Along with its investment partner, Junction Energy Capital, Arbor is positioned to assist you in developing the best solution for your raw material and product needs.

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Our Team

John Allen, Ph.D.

John completed his undergraduate degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. This was followed by a masters and PhD in chemistry from Rice University.
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Rick Billings

Rick was one of the first independent brokers of crude tall oil, starting in the mid-90’s. In such role, he developed lasting relationships with the largest suppliers and customers of CTO and CTO derivatives.
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Ben Davis

Ben helped develop the original investment theses and arranged the founding investment for Arbor. He has founded, built, and sold companies in energy services, telecom, terminal services, specialty chemicals, and financial services.
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Jay Potter

Jay is a 30+ year veteran of the pulp & paper, chemical processing, and oil & gas industries. Jay received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin.
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Bill Sonnier

Bill has worked with the Arbor team for many years. He has particular expertise in building plants to process CTO derivatives, including sterols. Bill began his career with PPG, ultimately serving as Plant Superintendent for PPG's $450mm vinyl chloride monomer facility in Lake Charles, LA.
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Trey Walker

As Arbor’s Logistics Director, Trey manages logistics across the full product line, including common carriers, a fleet of dedicated railcars, and various third-party shipping companies.
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Growth Partner

Junction Energy Capital invests in energy infrastructure assets. The Junction team has deployed in excess of $5 billion in capital across the midstream value chain since 2008.

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