Principal & Founder of SPF-Inc
Dr. Taylor has more than 30 years’ experience with technical and business leadership, and development in the paper, film, coating, printing, indicator and packaging industries. He has worked with many different coating, extruding, packaging and printing processes, for applications ranging from traditional and digital printing; surfacing, insulating and barrier films; beverage packaging; construction materials; and decorative panels.
He formed SPF-Inc in 2000 and has clients in North America, Europe and Japan. He has been retained for technical management; new product design, development commercialization and distribution; new process design; problem resolution; business and technical strategy analysis and development; major manufacturing trouble-shooting; and intellectual property analysis and protection. In conjunction with The Summit Group, SPF-Inc has been retained by major beverage companies for product development, novel design, product and process trouble shooting, expert witness and patent analysis. Trio Industries, a start up venture pursuing large volume powder coating of MDF, retained him as acting Chief Scientist for two years. In that role, he determined the preferred technologies, materials and substrates, which were, then, integrated into the facilities plan.
In 2001 Dr. Taylor established and ran Decorative Surface Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of decorative panels for the architectural, signage and advertising markets. The company was one of the pioneers of large format dye sublimation printing on rigid materials. The image quality achieved is recognized as comparable to the finest of digital printing. In 2005 he sold DECSTEC to a New York investor, and was retained through 2006 as Chief Technical Officer and New Jersey Manufacturing Manager.
His prior industrial employers include: Union Camp (now a part of International Paper), Mead Paper, James River Corp., Rexam, and Dunmore. His responsibilities grew from scientist through Technical Manager to Vice President, R&D. He holds patents in paper products, digital printing, protective coatings and chemical temperature indicators, many assigned to SPF-Inc’s clients.