Taylor Named Index Corp. President/CEO
Taylor has over 30 years of experience in the machine tool industry, both in Europe and the United States.
Index Corp. named Cris Taylor its new president and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2021. Taylor takes over for Tom Clark, who is retiring at the end of 2020. Taylor is joining the Index Group in October to ensure a seamless transition for the organization and its customers.
Taylor has over 30 years of experience in the machine tool industry, both in Europe and the United States. He grew up in the United Kingdom and spent most of his career in Germany. Taylor spent 27 years at Chiron, where he established the Chiron UK’s sales and service and engineering operations, then built Chiron’s used machinery division in Germany. He also spent five years with Chiron America in Charlotte, North Carolina, and, most recently, served eight years as managing director of Stama, Chiron’s sister company.
“Cris brings international sales and service experience combined with a long career working in Germany, which will greatly benefit our operations in North America,” Clark says. “When one leaves a leadership position, you always hope to transition to someone who can build on previous accomplishments and continue to grow the organization. Cris will be a great addition to the Index team.”
Clark’s mandate four years ago was to pursue aggressive growth within the North American market. Under his leadership, Index revitalized its distribution network, grew its service and applications capabilities, expanded the team in North America and achieved record sales in 2018 and 2019.