Industrial Utility Efficiency

Walker Filtration Announces New General Manager

After 32 years with Walker Filtration Group, Richard P. Taylor, former President and General Manager of Walker Filtration has retired from his position. He will continue to serve as a part-time consultant on behalf of the company, specializing in business and acquisition endeavors. Superseding his position, Walker Filtration is pleased to announce that Simon P. Taylor has been appointed to the role of General Manager of Walker Filtration.

Simon P. Taylor, General Manager, Walker Filtration.

As the company continues to grow on all fronts, the selection process for a new general manager of the business was extremely thorough to ensure the most qualified candidate was chosen. After various evaluations, the choice to appoint Simon Taylor to General Manager of Walker Filtration was clear for the positive progression of the company.

“Simon brings a wealth of experience to Walker Filtration, including an exceptionally strong commercial background and impressive industry and product knowledge,” said Steve Bittle, Group General Manager of Walker Filtration.

Simon has been an employee of Walker Filtration for twelve years, eight of which were spent as the General Sales Manager of Walker Filtration. Within his original position he was able to develop a strong sales background and product knowledge. Most importantly, Simon has a keen understanding of the company’s values and places the customers’ needs at the forefront of all business decisions. His newly instated leadership will help lead the company into a new era of success and growth.

“It's an exciting time here at Walker Filtration, 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,” said Simon. “These opportunities, along with an amazing team supporting me, will ensure our success for years to come.”


About Walker Filtration

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. For more information, visit