Rocket Fuel

graduate: Faculty

Carl Martin, MBA
Adjunct Professor, Operations
San Francisco

Carl Martin has 24 years of business experience, with 21 years in the chemical industry. In the late ‘90’s he ran a business for an international chemical producer that indoctrinated him to the world of global trade. From that point on, Mr. Martin’s focus has been offshore sourcing, supply chain management and marketing. He is a partner in Connection Chemical, LP, a business sourcing raw materials and food ingredients from all over the world for supply to North American manufactures. As a partner, Mr. Martin is involved in every facet of the business and has personally visited over 100 suppliers throughout the world as well as every one of the over 100 customers they support. Mr. Martin brings extensive experience to the Principles of Operations Management, along with timely perspective in the evolution of the field.


International Commerce

Operations Management


  • MBA (financial analysis and international business), University of Houston

    BS (business administration – marketing, economics), Miami University


2010 - Present
Vice President, Western Region, Connection Chemical, LP

2003 - 2010
General Manager, Import Department (Division of Wilbur-Ellis)’ Connell Brothers Company, Ltd.

Solvay Minerals, Inc.
2001 - 2003 NAFTA Business Manager, Solvay Performance Chemicals and E-Business Manager
2000 - 2001 National Sales Manager – Specialty Products Group & E-Business Manager
1998 - 2000 Eastern Region Sales Manager
1997 - 1998 Regional Account Manager

1996 - 1997
Assistant Sales Manager, K. A. Steel Chemicals, Inc.

1992 - 1996
Senior Sales Representative, Solvay Minerals, Inc.

1989 - 1992
Construction Products Specialist, Owens Corning Fiberglas, Inc.

1985 - 1989
Owner / Manager / Sales, All Star Favors
Author, The Beginners Triathlon Training Guide