Robert Taylor

      Board Member, Valentus Specialty Chemicals

      Commercial & Industrial Services


      Mr. Robert Taylor serves as Operating Partner at Huron Capital Partners. He also serves as Board Member, Founding Partner and Operating Partner at Valentus Specialty Chemicals. He has had a distinguished career in the specialty chemicals industry, with over 45 years of leadership experience. Most recently, Bob was President & CEO of the Decorative Coatings division of Akzo Nobel NV. He was also President of Sherwin Williams’ Chemical Coatings business and President & COO of Lilly Industries. Bob’s career includes ten years of expatriate experience in Singapore, Shanghai and London, and he has a proven track record in restructuring and driving growth across multi-billion dollar global businesses.


      A.A.S. in Chemistry and B.S.C. with High Honors in Management from the University of Louisville.

      Board Affiliations

      Bob serves as a Director of Valentus Specialty Chemicals and is also on the Board of London-based Frontier Protection Worldwide. He has also served on the Boards of Lilly Industries, Hooker Furniture Corporation, Motorsports Aftermarket Group and FinishMaster.