Our History

Mr. Julian Taylor started Taylor Valve Technology (originally Taylor Oil Tools) in 1958 when a Texaco supervisor approached him regarding a problem with hunters targeting and shooting pressure gauges on oil wells. In response, Mr. Taylor invented the Gauge Plug® and Gauge Probe® fittings, which are still used to this day.

Taylor Valve Technology has continued to expand and grow with the company’s primary objective being solving customer problems. As a result, Taylor Valve Technology products are recognized and distributed worldwide. We are committed to leading the industry with continued product research and development. This emphasis ensures the creation of new, marketable products as we look towards the future.

Taylor Valve Technology, and the newly acquired brand, Rupture Pin Technology, specialize in pressure relief, emergency relief , and emergency shut-down valves.

Thank you for your interest in Taylor Valve Technology. We look forward to working with you.

Our Mission

Taylor Valve has established our company goals to continuously perfect our processes, improve our skills, elevate our technologies and exceed our customers’ expectations with on-time delivery of high quality, state-of-the-art products.

Taylor Family

Our Quality Policy

Taylor Valve Technology firmly commits to:

Produce a Reliable Product

To produce a reliable product means that the product is competitively priced, complies with all industry codes and standards, and satisfies all of the customers’ needs.

Meet the Customer Needs

Meeting the customer needs shall include but not be limited to product requirements; price; customer delivery; and customer service before, during, and after the sales transaction.

Continual Quality Management System Improvement

Continual Improvement shall be displayed through employee training for specific tasks as well as knowledge for advancement. Continual improvement shall also be displayed with increased efficiency in our internal processes which will increase revenues and profitability.



~ We care about our purpose
~ We work to win


~ We win as a team
~ We commit to our team


~ We are proud of our work
~ We bring our best


~ We bring our best
~ We do what we say
~ We do the right thing


~ We trust our team to do the right thing
~ We are united in purpose

Our Leadership Team

Paul Taylor, CEO

Paul Taylor

CEO, President, Shareholder
Depauw University (B.A.)
Oklahoma City University (M.B.A.)

Joining Taylor Valve Technology in 2009 as a Project Manager, Paul assisted in the implementation of a new ERP as well as updating the company pricing strategy. Since then, he has appreciated assignments in various departments with the company: mergers and acquisitions, sales, accounting, quality, and assembly.  In 2011, Paul assumed the role of CEO and President. A year later, Paul and his three siblings purchased Taylor Valve Technology from their father and founder, Julian Taylor.  His time is now primarily spent guiding the culture and strategy of the business.

In addition to his formal education, Paul also has been a member of the CEO Peer Group Vistage since 2016.

Moving forward, I am most excited about building an enduring, great company for our employee-owners (Taylor Valve became an ESOP company in September 2021). Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and reading.

Mason Buerger, COO and Vice President

Mason Buerger

COO and Vice President

Joining Taylor Valve in 1979 in the assembly department, Mason now integrates the major functions of the company and runs the business. He is a resident expert and has detailed knowledge in many departments: assembly, welding, machining, quality, production management, research and development, product field support, and sales. After assuming a prominent leadership role in 2000, he has occupied his current position since 2011.

In addition to his role within the company, Mason is active in various manufacturing associations throughout Oklahoma City.

Everything at Taylor Valve excites me; the reputation of our employees, the way our team works together, and the quality of product we’re proud to stand behind. The future is bright for us and I’m proud to be a part of it. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, relaxing at the lake and boating.

Gaurav Desai

Gaurav (Sunny) Desai, MS, CSCP, LSSBB

Plant Manager
India – A.A.S. Mechanical Engineering
India - B.S. Production Engineering
Oklahoma State University - M.S. Industrial Engineering & Management
Taylor-Made since 2009

Brian Polston

Brian Polston

Engineering Manager
Oklahoma State University – M.E.T.
Taylor-Made (again) since 2016

Pam Sandness

Pam Sandness, CPA, CGMA

Southwestern Oklahoma State University - B.S.
Taylor-Made since 2011

Jerico Morgan

Jerico Morgan

Quality Manager
Taylor-Made since 2012

Jim Gooch

Jim Gooch

Production Manager
Taylor-Made since 2019

James Casey, Director of Sales and Marketing

James Casey

Director of Sales and Marketing
Taylor-Made since 2022

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