Experienced Leadership


At the core of Taylor Enterprises, Inc. is a team of people who care about what they do. They have the commitment and experience to implement solutions and deliver quality products.

Even beyond a commitment to excellence, the leaders of Taylor share a friendship with each other, their team, and their customers that is unrivaled.

Eric Taylor, President & CEO

With over 25 years in the lubricant business and eight Years as President and CEO of Taylor Enterprises. Eric Taylor has extensive knowledge and experience in industrial lubricant applications.  He designed the recycling operation and has implemented this solution in many customers throughout the southeast.

Eric Taylor’s vision and leadership have propelled Taylor Enterprises as a leading player in oil lubricant solutions.

Dana Slay, VP of Operations

Dana Slay has over 30 years of experience in the lubricant distribution and recycling industry. He has experience organizing and managing inventory for multiple locations, route optimization, centralizing administrative functions, implementing quality assurance programs and promoting the use of advanced technologies. Dana has been the Vice President of Operations for Taylor Enterprises since 2007.

Dana Slay brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership skills to Taylor Enterprises that is unsurpassed.

 Brian Osburne, CFO

Brian Osburne has been a certified public accountant since 1998 and the CFO of Taylor Enterprises since 2006. Before joining the Taylor Team, he worked as the Controller of an automotive manufacturing plant for five years and for a Big 4 Accounting Team for six years.

Brian Osburne’s experience and integrity are the heart of Taylor Enterprises.

 Thomas Loar, VP of Sales

Thomas Loar joined Taylor Enterprises in 1995 as a salesman. Since then, he has earned his Certified Lubrication Specialist (C.L.S.) Distinction along with his Machinery Lubricant Analyst, Certified Level II Award. Thomas was chosen by Shell for the inaugural class in their new DFLT-S program.

Thomas Loar is known for his industry knowledge as well as his ability to forge strong relationships with customers. He understands his work and his client’s needs like no other. He has led the way to help TEI become a Shell Alliance Distributor, allowing Taylor to earn the high distinction of a Shell Oil Distributor of highest quality, right here in South Carolina.

Bob McConnell, Sales Manager

With over 30 years in sales, including 18 years as a vice president in the Quaker State Organization, Bob McConnell brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise. He has been a proud part of Taylor Enterprises for nine years with a focus on the consumer and transport market.

 Bob McConnell understands what our consumers are looking for, and he goes the extra mile to help their organizations succeed.

Mark Peoples, Salesmen, and Zeller+Gmelin Account Manager

Mark Peoples has been a vital part of Taylor Enterprises for thirteen years. He is an ICML Certified Level 2 Machinery Lubrication Analyst as well as a Zeller+Gmelin Product Specialist. In addition, Mark boasts the designation of a Shell Oil Distributor Front Line Technical Support Specialist(DFLTS).

Mark Peoples uses his industry knowledge and skill set to keep Taylor Enterprises on the cutting edge.

Ed Carroll, Shell Brand Manager, NC

Ed has over 30 years experience in the automotive lubricant and chemicals distribution.  His he in an expert in bringing solutions to Automotive dealerships.

Ed Carroll brings a wealth of experience to the Taylor Team along with solutions that impact companies for years to come.

Jeff Herold, Transport Sales Manager, SC

Jeff joined the Taylor Enterprises team in 2015 to help grow our Transport and Fuel markets.  Jeff previously worked with Shell as a Direct Gasoline Territory Manager and National Key Accounts Manager.  He is a Certified Lubrication Analyst and a Machinery Lubrication Analyst level II.

Jeff Herold is a highly certified lubrication expert and continues to help Taylor shine as a Shell Oil Company Direct Gasoline  Territory Manager

Mike Branch, Transport Sales Manager, NC

Mike Branch specializes in Transport Fleets and Heavy Duty Equipment for Taylor. He has expertise in Lubricant Sales and Distribution. Mike’s primary area of responsibility includes growing the Shell Heavy Duty Line.

Mike Branch brings expertise in all lines of Petroleum Down Stream Products and their delivery transport systems.