Taylor Company Announces New Chief Operations Officer

Nov. 27, 2019
Jim Minard has been appointed COO for Taylor Company.

Minard brings nearly thirty years of experience in manufacturing, engineering and leadership to his new role as Chief Operations Officer. He is responsible for all manufacturing, engineering, material management and supply chain activities. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management from Northern Illinois University.

“Please join me in congratulating Jim Minard on his promotion to COO,” said Jeremy Dobrowolski, president, Taylor Company. “I am confident that Jim’s tenure in our industry and commitment to the Taylor ‘built to serve’ philosophy will enable our team to maximize the exciting opportunities before us and prepare Taylor Company operations for the future. Jim is tasked with facilitating activity in support of efficiency, cost reduction and profitability goals for Taylor Company. His operational leadership experience enables our team to continue to deliver creative solutions to drive sales growth, bring new ideas to market, and meet the needs of today’s busiest foodservice operations.”

Taylor Company is ‘built to serve’ in every way. The foodservice industry can rely on Taylor Company for equipment designed to solve everyday challenges and a worldwide distributor network for prompt, local customer care. Find out more at

About Taylor Company

Taylor Company manufactures commercial foodservice equipment to serve frozen desserts, frozen beverages and grilled specialties. Local sales and service support is provided by Taylor Company’s worldwide network of independent distributors. Taylor Company is a brand of The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD), a leading worldwide manufacturer of equipment for the commercial foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchen industries. For more information, visit or follow @TheTaylorCo on Twitter.

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