North Mankato, Minn. – Glen Taylor announced today that he has appointed Charlie Whitaker as Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Corporation. Glen will continue to serve as Taylor’s Chairman. 

Whitaker joined the Taylor executive team in 2012 with thirty years of experience in the paper and printing industry. Before joining Taylor, Whitaker served as President of Los Angeles based Spicers Paper, a paper and packaging distribution company serving printers and end users across the western half of the United States. As Executive Vice President for Taylor, Whitaker has been charged to lead several Taylor companies and has played a key role during several of the company’s major acquisitions during the past several years. 

“Charlie was a trusted supplier and friend to Taylor for many years. We were excited when he joined the Taylor team and his energy, experience and enthusiasm made an immediate difference for our company,” said Glen Taylor. “His recent leadership through our business transformation and his guidance through the global pandemic has proven that Charlie is ready for this top leadership role.” 

Active in the community, Whitaker currently serves as Chairperson for the Greater Mankato Growth Board of Directors. GMG operates as the region’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development engine. He is also the current chairperson for the Mankato Area Foundation Holdings Board of Directors charged with vetting, procuring and managing noncash assets gifted to the Foundation. 

“I am honored that Glen has given me the opportunity to build upon his 60-year legacy of growth and prosperity at Taylor,” said Whitaker. “Glen has been both a boss and a mentor to me and it is a privilege to help him continue Taylor’s success in this new role.”