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Donald Taylor

Donald Taylor was American manufacturing executive. Registered professional engineer, Massachusetts. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Milwaukee Country Club, Milwaukee Town Club, University Club, Masons.

Background

  • Taylor, Donald was born on June 2, 1927 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John A. B. and Alice M. (Weaver) Taylor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1949. Graduate, Northeastern University Management Development Program, 1962. Graduate, Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, 1979.

    Career

    • With George J. Meyer Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, 1954-1969. President manufacturing division A-T-O, Inc., 1969. Executive vice president Nordberg division Rex Chainbelt, Inc., Milwaukee, 1969-1973.

      Vice president operations Rexnord Inc., Brookfield, Wisconsin, president, chief operating officer, 1978-1985, chief executive officer, from 1985, chairman, 1985-1988. President Nordberg Machinery Group, Milwaukee, 1973-1978. With United States Naval Reserve, 1951-1954.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Massachusetts.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Milwaukee Country Club, Milwaukee Town Club, University Club, Masons.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth L. Partridge, June 24, 1950. Children: Linda Taylor Robertson, Donald, Mark, John.
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    • 1949
      Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    • 1962
      Northeastern University Management Development Program
    • 1979
      Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program
    • 1954 - 1969
      With George J. Meyer Manufacturing Company
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1969 - 1973
      executive, vice president Nordberg division Rex Chainbelt
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1969
      president, manufacturing division A-T-O
    • 1973 - 1978
      president, Nordberg Machinery Group
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1978 - 1985
      vice president, operations Rexnord Incorporated
      Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
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