April 7, 2017 — Dr. Garth Tayler, Technical Director at Acme Brick Co., received Acme’s 2016 President Award at the recent President’s meeting. This award is typically presented annually to the Acme Brick employee whose efforts reflect the type of performance that has made the company successful over its 125-year history.
Dr. Tayler was born in 1948 near Johannesburg, South Africa. As the son of a miner, he grew up in a family that moved to a number of different mining locations as his father climbed the management ladder and developed his career. Dr. Tayler was inspired early in his life by his father’s dedication, tenacity and determination. He has used these traits that he learned from his father with great success in his 45-year career in the brick industry.
He worked for two major brick companies in South Africa, Corobrik and Cullinan Brick, spending 20 years with the former, working his way up to Regional Production Manager. He then joined Cullinan Brick, later becoming CEO of that company. He and his wife, Janet, immigrated to the U.S. to join Acme Brick Company in October 1995.
Shortly after joining Acme Brick, he graduated with his Ph.D. in Ceramic Engineering from the Staffordshire University in the U.K. (his Alma Mater).
During his 21-year tenure with Acme Brick Company, Garth has been an active member-participant, speaker and promoter of the South West Section of ACerS (American Ceramic Society). He has always been a proponent of the use of innovative, state-of-the-art technologies in the brick industry.
Acme Brick Company owns 25 brick plants and has 69 company-owned sales offices across 14 states, plus a nationwide network of independent distributors. The company celebrated its 125th birthday on April 17, 2016. Visit www.brick.com for more information about the company.