J. Dusty Arnold
Chief Operating Officer
Dusty Arnold, Founder and Managing Director of Maverick Performance Products, has been surrounded by all aspects of the petrochemical industry since his childhood. His father has over forty years of experience in the trade and was a key influence on Mr. Arnold’s decision to pursue a career in the industry. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northwestern State University, Dusty began his career with Calumet Specialty Products Partners in 2001 as a Technical Sales Representative for refined specialty products. In this position, he consistently demonstrated his ability to deliver and align customer’s needs with corporate vision and maintained a top position among his peer group.
Due to his success, Mr. Arnold’s territory grew to nine states, covering the Southeastern U.S. In 2012, Dusty successfully transitioned from Technical Sales Representative to corporate Purchasing Director, managing a multibillion-dollar budget. As Purchasing Director, he led a project to create a corporate purchasing division and worked across business channels to coordinate corporate objectives. Dusty then held the position of VP of Strategic Sales Development at the end of his tenure with Calumet, which had by this time grown to a Fortune 500 company. In this role, Mr. Arnold focused on corporate relationships with key customers and suppliers to build long-term value through 360 degree partnerships. With more than 14 years of experience in specialty refining and finished lubricants, he fostered strategic corporate relationships from customers to suppliers alike. He has dedicated his career to partner customer needs with the desired outcome, utilizing not only company resources but also an extensive external network.