Walker Filtration Announces New GM, Internal Transition of Leadership


ERIE – Walker Filtration recently announced that Simon P. Taylor has been appointed to the role of general manager of Walker Filtration Inc. as of April 2022. 

He supersedes Richard P. Taylor, former president and general manager, who recently retired after 32 years with Walker Filtration Group and will continue to serve as a part-time consultant on behalf of the company, specializing in business and acquisition endeavors. 

Steve Bittle, group general manager of Walker Filtration, notes that, “Simon brings a wealth of experience to Walker Filtration, including an exceptionally strong commercial background and impressive industry and product knowledge.” 

Simon Taylor has been an employee of Walker Filtration for 12 years, eight of which were spent as the general sales manager of Walker Filtration Inc. Within his original position, he was able to develop a strong sales background and product knowledge.

“It’s an exciting time here at Walker Filtration Inc., and although a chapter is closed and Richard will be greatly missed, a new chapter begins. I firmly believe we have a wealth of opportunity ahead of us, as we continue to grow into both new markets and new sectors,” Simon Taylor, said in a press release. “These opportunities, along with an amazing team supporting me, will ensure our success for years to come.” 

Walker Filtration is an established and recognized leader in the compressed air and gas technology industry. Dedicated to providing world-class customer service alongside premium products, Walker Filtration serves over 100 countries across the world, with office locations in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Japan.  

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