Fontana, Calif.—W.F. Taylor, an industry leader in the adhesives and coatings markets, has added Steven Williams to the company’s leadership team as its new chief financial officer, effective immediately. In his role, Williams will direct all financial, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and information technology functions for the company.
“We feel very fortunate to have someone of Steve’s caliber join the Taylor management team.” said Dan Pelton, CEO, W.F. Taylor. “His proven track record and extensive experience in leading the financial operations of high growth, industry-leading companies will be invaluable as we embark on the next phase of our growth strategy to expand our leadership position in the adhesives segment of the flooring industry.”
Williams is a seasoned financial executive who brings more than 30 years of experience in the textile and apparel industries, including senior leadership positions at Milliken & Company and Russell Corporation. Prior to joining W.F. Taylor, Williams was CFO of the floor covering division for Milliken.
“I cannot imagine a more exciting time to join W.F. Taylor,” Williams said. “Taylor is positioned well for future growth as the company continues to set the pace for driving innovation in the adhesive markets. I know Dan and his leadership team recognize the tremendous opportunity that is before them, and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”
In addition, Pelton announced the following promotions and appointments that will join Williams as part of his executive leadership team: Allan Preyer as vice president of commercial activities; Richard Schawe, vice president of manufacturing; and Robert Ddamulira as vice president of technology.
“This is an extremely important time for Taylor as we explore strategic opportunities to grow our company and expand into new markets,” Pelton said. “Our executive leadership team has the diversity of experience, proven leadership skills and the passion to lead a ‘renewed’ Taylor going forward.”