About Us

Valentus Specialty Chemicals, Inc ( VSC ) is focused on accelerating organic growth through market leading partnerships, world class technology and strategic acquisitions in the Wood Floor Coatings and Protective Maintenance Coatings market segments.

The current VSC leadership group includes executives from the most successful coatings companies, worldwide:

  • Robert Taylor – Board Member, Operating Partner and Founding Partner. Prior executive leadership roles at Akzo, SW and Lilly Industries Inc
  • Jim Megin – CFO and Senior VP of Finance. Prior leadership role as CFO of Benjamin Moore Paints
  • James Burrows – COO and Senior VP of Operations. Prior leadership roles at Spraylat Corporation, Akzo and PPG
  • John Ragazzini – Board Member, Operating Partner and Founding Partner. Prior leadership roles at Spraylat Corporation and Ford Motor Company
Raymond Chlodney, President, Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner

Mr. Chlodney has a proven track record of growing companies through technical innovation, global expansion and strategic acquisitions. He has over 40 years experience in successfully leading major coatings initiatives.

Past President of Spraylat Corporation, one of the worlds leading specialty coatings companies, successfully sold to PPG Industries in 2012.

Leadership roles at Benjamin Moore, Bayer Corporation, Essex /Dow Chemical and Lilly Industries Inc.

Working with and leveraging Huron Capital Partner’s experience in building specialty coatings companies ( Quest Specialty Chemicals, the 17th largest coatings platform in the US before its successful sale in 2011), we have built a world class specialty coatings platform with our leading brands, scalable operations and talented leadership and employees. Our company operates with two business units: Wood Floor Coatings and Protective Maintenance Coatings. They are laser focused on their target markets, partnering with customers with emphasis on service, quality and above all, innovation. With three manufacturing and technical sites and strategic warehousing locations, we cover North America. Our products and brands set the standard in their markets and our continued commitment to invest in advanced technologies, manufacturing efficiencies, quality and delivery are second to none.