Principal & Founder of SPF-Inc
Dr. Taylor has more than 30 years of experience with technical and business leadership, and development in the paper, film, coating, printing, indicator and packaging industries. He has improved many coating, extruding, packaging, and printing lines, for applications ranging from traditional and digital printing; surfacing, insulating, and barrier films; beverage packaging; construction materials; decorative panels. Flexible Printed Electronics has been a focus for the last 6 years, while his early career with poliovirus has been valued during the COVID epidemic. SPF-Inc was supportive with efforts for reducing the effects of the COVID pandemic.
SPF-Inc began in 2000 and now has clients in North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Taylor 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. His roles for clients have included not only Consultant but also acting COO, CTO, Chief Scientist, and OEM Sales account management, roles which have given him in-depth cross-function expertise. Additionally, he has been an Expert Witness on multiple occasions. Throughout, productivity and profitability have been concurrent objectives of all commercial activities.
From 2017 to 2023 SPF-Inc promoted and supported a method of conductive printing for Flexible Printed Electronics industry. The distribution business has ended, but the service aspects for demonstration and assistance with product and application development continues. We know how to help get an idea from concept to production. In FPE we have done this with RFID, sensors, electrical heaters, touch devices, and singularly unusual applications. We have recently addred assessing and improving sustainability for this field. .
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.