Team Members

Robert May

Managing Director, Specialty Chemicals

Robert (Bob) May joined Akoya Capital Partners in 2018 and serves as Managing Director for plastics, polymers, and other related specialty chemicals.

Bob has 35+ years of executive leadership experience in the plastics and chemicals industries. He has held senior-level global business management, sales & marketing, operations and strategic planning roles at The Dow Chemical Company, BP-Amoco and Georgia Gulf where he had P&L responsibilities for several $1.0+ billion global commodity plastics businesses.

Bob has extensive experience with commodity plastics and engineering resins for the packaging, consumer & durable goods, building products, automotive and medical markets. He has also worked for Portion Packaging, Campbell Soup Company and American Cyanamid. Most recently Bob was the President of Premier Polymers, a privately held start-up plastics trading and distribution business in North America.

Bob is a results-driven leader and a seasoned executive with experience in restructuring and transforming underperforming businesses. Throughout his career Bob has had success in achieving significant sales revenue growth, improving EBITDA performance and delivering exceptional value.
Bob has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling and playing golf.