Taylor Technologies announces Stephen Heard, formerly of Lonza, is purchasing Taylor Technologies and will take the helm as its new CEO. Heard brings a global network of suppliers, customers and innovators in the fields of science, technology and product development and distribution to the role.

Heard was at Lonza for 27 years, most recently serving as global business unit head. During his career, Heard has worked in nearly every business discipline, including sales, sales management, manufacturing, supply chain, business management, mergers and acquisitions and strategy. He has a zeal for building winning teams, cultivating differentiating strategies and developing enduring relationships. Those relationships, including international connections and industry know-how, will accompany him to his new post at Taylor Technologies.

A father of four, Heard and his wife Karen look forward to their new residence in Maryland, which will include two horses for their two girls.