Dennis Flint, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Taylor Made Group, has announced that Jason Pajonk-Taylor has been named the company’s new President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Taylor Made Group distributes a variety of marine products through a worldwide distribution network.
Pajonk-Taylor began his career at Taylor Made in 1993, working in Templemore, Ireland, as plant manager for that facility’s marine windshield business unit. In 1996, he returned to the United States to join Taylor Made Products, the company’s aftermarket accessories division based in Gloversville, New York. He has served as President of Taylor Made Products since 2004, rising from his prior positions as vice-president of sales and marketing, and product manager.
Pajonk-Taylor served as chairman of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012 and as chairman of the Accessory Manufacturing Division Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008. He continues to remain active with the NMMA.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Management from Bentley University. He currently lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where, along with his three children, he is an avid boater and fisherman.
In announcing the appointment, Taylor Made Group also reports that previous president and chief executive officer, Andrew Hider, has tendered his resignation, effective immediately.
“Jason has long been a key member of our management team,” says Flint. “His strong business acumen will be a tremendous asset in his new role as President and COO, and we are thrilled to promote him to this important position. We wish Andrew all the best as he leaves Taylor Made to pursue other goals.”
Additionally, The Taylor Made Group announces the appointment of David Karpinski as President of Taylor Made Products, filling the position left vacant by Pajonk-Taylor.
Karpinski joined Taylor Made Products in 1993 as Mid-Atlantic regional sales manager. From 1994 to 1997, he served as national sales manager of the hardware division. He has served as vice president of sales and marketing for Taylor Made Products since 1998.
“David’s experience directing worldwide independent rep organizations, creating branding and advertising programs, and managing new product and category introductions, will serve him well as President of Taylor Made Products,” says Flint.
Karpinski is a graduate of Syracuse University at Utica College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing. He currently serves on the National Marine Distributor’s Association (NMDA) Board of Directors. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and two children, where they enjoy boating and other water recreation.
Taylor Made Group, LLC, operates facilities in the United States, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom — with additional licensed affiliates in Australia, New Zealand, and Poland.