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Stephen Heard, former unit head for Lonza, to assume CEO role

Stephen Heard, former unit head for Lonza, to assume CEO role

A new CEO is about to take the helm at Taylor Technologies, and he brings with him a global network of suppliers, customers, and innovators in the fields of science, technology, and product development and distribution.

The water-testing industry has been holding its breath with collective grief since February, which saw the untimely passing of Taylor Technologies’ CEO, Alex Wooden. His father, Paul Wooden, had a difficult decision to make, and we now have news about what the future will hold for this leader in the water-testing industry. 

Stephen Heard will be purchasing Taylor Technologies. He comes to Taylor after 27+ years with Lonza Group LTD (most recently serving as Global Business Unit Head). There, he led the pro channel teams on a global basis for recreational water.

Mr. Heard has been working in the water treatment industry for more than 27 years. During that time, he has worked in nearly every business discipline, including sales, sales management, manufacturing, supply chain, business management, mergers and acquisitions, and strategy. Steve’s strengths, passion, and successes all center around people. He has a zeal for building winning teams, cultivating differentiating strategies, and developing enduring relationships. Those relationships, including international connectivity and industry know-how, will accompany him to his new post at Taylor Technologies, and he’s sure to hit the ground running.

A father of four, Stephen and his wife Karen look forward to their new residence in Maryland, which will include two horses for their two girls.