Team Members

Don Stanutz

Executive Chair and Managing Director, Specialty Chemicals Sector Leader

Don joined Akoya Capital Partners in 2010 and serves as its Executive Chair and Managing Director, Specialty Chemicals Sector Leader.

Don has had a 40 plus year career in the petrochemical and oil industries; in operations, sales and marketing, acquisitions, divestments, and business management. He has successfully integrated over $8 billion in chemical businesses and grew a major business unit from $1.5 billion in sales and $150 million in EBITDA to $2.7 billion in sales and $279 million in EBITDA in five years.

Don spent the majority of his career with Texaco and Huntsman where he most recently served as COO and President of its Performance Products Division.

Don has served on various Boards over the course of his career. Don currently serves on the Boards of our portfolio companies ICM Products and Milamar Coatings. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.