Meet The Team

Richard Taylor


Walker Filtration Inc. President, Richard Taylor, is responsible for all divisional activities within the United States, Mexico, Central and South America. Richard has demonstrated successful leadership by establishing the US location in 2001 and now manages the team of over 30 employees.

As a member of the Walker Filtration Group for over 29 years, Richard has held a number of senior leadership positions that have taken him across the world and reinforced his exceptional understanding of the international filtration market. In addition to his time in the UK and the USA, this also included an extended stay in Australia, where he helped establish and build our Australian division, Walker Filtration PTY.

Under Richard’s leadership, the team at Walker Filtration Inc. strives to always put the customer at the forefront of all activities and initiatives.

Simon Taylor

General Sales Manager

Sales Manager, Simon Taylor oversees the Sales and Customer Services department at Walker Filtration Inc. As a dynamic sales and technical professional with over 21 years’ experience, Simon has a strong background in thinking creatively to provide innovative solutions to generate new business opportunities and resolve complex challenges.

Simon joined Walker Filtration Inc. in 2009 and has played a vital role in the expansion of Walker Filtration, Inc. in the US marketplace by placing his customer service focus at the forefront of his sales strategy.

Molly Spaeder

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager, Molly Spaeder, is responsible for developing marketing strategies, cultivating new client relationships and expanding the market share of Walker Filtration Inc. With 8 years of experience at Walker Filtration, she has spent 7 years within the Marketing and Business Development department.

Molly holds an MBA from Gannon University and brings to the team 12 years of marketing experience with an emphasis on strategic market development.

Molly and team focus on building dynamic customer relationships and collaborating with customers on market initiatives and growth strategies.

David Donahue

Operations Manager

Operations Manager, David Donahue, leads all Supply Chain, Quality and Operational functions at Walker Filtration Inc. which services over 600 customers throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America. David has a background in the United States Air Force prior to his 7 years at Walker Filtration.

In his time at Walker Filtration, David has held multiple roles that have reinforced the sustained growth of the company while expanding his knowledge of the filtration industry. David is focused on continuing to provide world-class customer service, developing empowered staff, and driving efficiency through continuous improvement.

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