Glenn E. Taylor

After graduating from UT in 1958 with a BS in Chemical Engineering, his employment began with Diamond Alkali Corp. in Deer Park, TX. Taylor’s thirty-eight year career in industry was highlighted by serving as Vice President and General Manager of the Pigments Division of Engelhard Corporation and then as VP for joint ventures, purchasing, and environmental, health, and safety. After retiring from Engelhard, he became Executive Director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in NYC, a 50,000 member professional society. While there, he led the implementation of a new strategic plan that involved the first major governance change in 30 years.

After 5 years at AIChE, one semester was spent as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. For the past 15 years, one his most gratifying experiences has been active involvement in development and growth of the Hearts for Honduras School, a primary school for underprivileged children in Honduras sponsored by Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church. Previous awards include the AIChE Service to Society Award and the Millicent Fenwick Volunteer Service Award presented by the YMCA. Glenn currently serves on the UT Cockrell Engineering School’s Engineering Advisory Board and AIChE’s Board of Trustees. He and his wife Diane have been Basking Ridge residents since 1988.