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John Hazen White, Jr.

Executive Chairman, Taco Family of Companies

Taking over from his father in the early 1990s, John Hazen White, Jr.’s impact on Taco has resulted in dramatic company expansion over the years. Through strategic acquisitions and organic growth, Taco’s product line now encompasses controls and systems, high-efficiency circulators, variable speed pumps, building management controls, and domestic hot water recirculation systems. In the past two years Taco has acquired two key pump manufacturers to grow its business: Hydroflo U.S.A., a manufacturer of vertical turbine pumps used in agricultural, irrigation and mining applications, and Askoll SEI, now Taco Italia, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency pumps.

In his home state of RI, John Hazen White, Jr. is a respected and admired business leader, well known as a successful manufacturer and active supporter of good government measures and tax reform.

Taco is a community that strives to create and put forth products, solutions and people that will help make a better world.

John Hazen White, Jr.

Taco Company News

Taco Names Merchant as New President
Taco Names Merchant as New President

Cranston, RI – Taco Family of Companies CEO and owner, John Hazen White, Jr., announced today that Cheryl Merchant will join the company on January 1, 2019 as President of Taco Family of Companies, North America. Ms. Merchant has spent the last 19 years as the...

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Taco Earns Best Places to Work Award

Taco Comfort Solutions has earned a 2016 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island award, presented by Providence Business News. This is a second Best Workplace award occasion for Taco (the company was previously recognized in 2011.)

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Taco Awarded President’s

Taco was one of 123 companies honored with a 2016 President’s “E” Award at the ceremonies; the only recipient from RI, and a company that enjoys the distinction of being a previous “E” Award winner.

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ECM Circulator Myth-Busting
ECM Circulator Myth-Busting

Anthony Tosco, president of Avanti Plumbing, Heating & Mechanical, installs Taco’s 0018e ECM circulator. The ECM-powered 0018e features Bluetooth communication to a mobile app, providing real time control, diagnostics and reporting, such as installation history,...

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Vertical Turbine Pumps
Vertical Turbine Pumps

With 6” to 18” bowl diameters, the VT Series provides quiet, dependable performance for cooling tower and chilled water applications. Taco Vertical Turbine Pumps provide the ultimate in reliability and ease of installation.

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