About the Founder and President of Apex Ingredients Inc.
Morgan Taylor July 1960 – October 2016
At the end of October, 2016 we lost the founder and President of Apex Ingredients Inc., Morgan Taylor.
It was Morgan who first conceived of the company, and he was the driving force and moral compass.
Morgan was equally at home talking to cattle farmers and boardroom CEO’s. In fact, he felt more comfortable in a pair of jeans and work boots than a suit and tie. He often remarked that he always looked forward to changing clothes on his way to meet an old friend at their farm or feed company gate, and he had lots of old friends.
His knowledge of the industry encompassed many of the food product categories he had served in the past, and yet, he had a curiosity that led him to discovery of many new sectors as the years went by.
He was an avid driver, often spending days heading from one end of Canada to the other. The hours behind the wheel were an opportunity for him to think, relax and talk to both customers and suppliers. He was a fixture at trade shows throughout North America, and supplier seminars worldwide.
Morgan’s friendships have lasted beyond his passing. His family and friends continue to support Apex and his dream.
Morgan left behind his wife Karen and four children, all of whom he loved. His extended family could fill a golf course clubhouse.
An avid golfer, he also volunteered his time with charities, clubs and still had time to escape to his beloved cottage on a lake in Waubamik, Ontario.
Morgan was a good man, and his passing has left a hole that cannot be filled. He will be terribly missed by everyone who knew him.