Polaris Direct was founded in 2003. Annual sales have soared from $3 million in its inaugural year to more than $33 million in 2015, with “the most dynamic growth occurring during the economic downtown of 2008 to 2010,” the executive points out. Employment at Polaris Direct has kept pace with revenues. About 105 people currently work at the company. Typically running two production shifts, Polaris Direct prints and mails as many as 1.5 million pieces per day. Customers, many of them in the financial services, health care, insurance, retail and nonprofit sectors, recognize Polaris Direct as a constant in the midst of change, like its namesake, the Pole Star. And like the Pole Star, Polaris Direct’s unwavering presence guides direct marketers in search of effective and efficient solutions through uncertain territory.
Glen Taylor is back as CEO of Taylor Corp., the North Mankato, Minn.-based communications services giant, after news broke last week that his niece, Deb Taylor, was stepping down from the role she has held since June 2015. Glen Taylor, a self-made billionaire who also owns the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx basketball teams, and Iowa-based Rembrandt Foods, said he was assuming leadership responsibilities “with a heavy heart.”
“I am very proud to have had the opportunity to work with [Deb] over these last eight years, and am grateful for her leadership as CEO of the organization,” he told the Star Tribune. “In that time, she has not only led the organization through two significant acquisitions, but provided sound counsel to me on a number of other matters. I wish her only the best in the next chapter of her life.”
With estimated revenue of $3.6 billion, Taylor Corp. is one of the nation’s largest privately held companies, with more than 80 subsidiaries and 12,000 employees across North America, nine other countries and Puerto Rico. During Deb Taylor’s tenure, she helped close two major deals: Taylor Communications (formerly Standard Register Co.) in 2015; and Staples Print Solutions, the custom printing unit of Staples Inc., in 2016.
Taylor Corp. is the parent company of many recognizable names in the print and promo sector, including ADG Promotional Products, a promotional products supplier, ranked No. 7 on Print+Promo’s 2018 Top Suppliers list with $76 million in annual sales; Amsterdam Printing & Litho, a distributor of promotional products; ComplyRight, a provider of compliance products and programs for businesses; Label Works, Powered by Navitor, a custom label printing company; and Navitor, a supplier with expertise in wholesale, personalized printing.
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