Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Franklin Electric Co. Inc. has named Jeffery L. Taylor to the role of vice president and chief financial officer. The move was effective June 14, 2021.

“Jeff brings strong financial leadership, operational expertise and public company experience to Franklin Electric,” says Gregg C. Sengstack, CEO and chairman of Franklin Electric. “His deep experience in supporting commercial and manufacturing organizations and proven track record of driving change that supports long-term value creation will be invaluable. I look forward to his unique perspective and skills contributing to our outstanding leadership team.”

Taylor assumes the role from John J. Haines, who is retiring. Haines committed to assist Taylor through an interim period to ensure a seamless transition.

“John Haines joined Franklin Electric in 2008, during the height of the financial crisis,” Sengstack adds. “He has led our finance organization through a period of significant growth, both organic and inorganic. As a key member of the Franklin leadership team, he had a significant impact on our strategic direction and made many contributions to our company.”

Most recently, Taylor served as CFO of Blue Bird Corporation, a manufacturer of school buses, a role he began in 2020. He had previously been senior vice president and CFO of Wabash National Corporation from 2014 to 2020. Taylor has also worked in multiple financial positions with King Pharmaceuticals and Eastman Chemical Company.

Taylor holds a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Texas.

Franklin Electric offers an array of systems and components for moving water and automotive fuels. It serves residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and municipal customers around the world. For more information, visit