Born in south florida.

HISTORY

Establishing the TACO Legacy

In 1959, TACO Metals Founder Dave Kushner took a small Miami-based aluminum railing fabrication company and grew it into an established metal and marine manufacturing full-service enterprise with more than 110 employees today. In the early 1970s, TACO Metals entered the marine market as South Florida became known as a mecca for the recreational marine industry. We recognized a market and became quickly identified as a primary source supplier for the marine industry.

The Next Generation of TACO

Over the years, TACO grew to include regional warehouses throughout Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina while also expanding its company into international markets. Additionally, Dave’s three sons, Jon, Mike and Bill, followed in their father’s footsteps and led TACO after he retired in the early 90s.

On the Forefront of Innovation

The Kushner brothers took their passion for the marine industry to become leaders on the forefront of innovation – developing new products, such as the Grand Slam line of outrigger mounts and poles, universal replacement Rub Rail Kits, flex-chrome inserts, Rub Rail-integrated navigation lights, ball and socket canvas top fittings and Capri Helm Seats. Today, we continue to grow organically through our ongoing commitment to innovation and product design.

Relationships to Last a Lifetime

We attribute our success over the past 60 years to developing a strong supply chain, which includes valued partnerships with our suppliers and customers – boat builders, marine fabricators, distributors and dealers.

The TACO promise

Boaters around the world can find a wide range of TACO products on their boats. Our commitment to customer satisfaction means that we stand behind our products. We offer industry-leading warranties and a high level of customer service and support. It’s because of the TACO team’s commitment to providing innovative, quality products that continues to make us successful today and for the future.

OUR LEADERSHIP
Meet the People of TACO

Our team is passionate and we take pride in being a marine industry leader. We’re always looking for a better way of doing things and introducing new product designs that make life on the water safer and more enjoyable. In short, we care about what we do and care even more about our customers. It’s been in our DNA for the past 60 years and we are confident our best is still yet to come. Here are just a few of the people who make it happen.

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Jon Kushner

President

"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." –  Vince Lombardi


Pedro Rosa

Operations Director

“Go the extra mile, that’s were the magic happens." – Pedro Rosa

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Mike Kushner

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." – Henry David Thoreau

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Michael Bunnell

Human Resources Director

"Treat people like they make a difference and they will." – Jim Goodnight

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Bill Kushner

Vice President of Manufacturing

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." – William Arthur Ward

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Ajay Mundra

MIS/IT Manager

"The future depends on what we do in the present." – Mahatma Gandhi

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Hendrik Amirkhanian

Quality Control Manager

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – The Apostle Paul, Philippians 4:13

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Christopher Smith

Engineering Manager

"There's a way to do it better. Find it." – Thomas Edison

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Jesus Gancedo

Controller 

"Winning is not everything, wanting to win is." – Vince Lombardi

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Mark Henderson

OEM Sales Manager

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs." – Norman Maclean

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Phillip Taschioglou

Aftermarker Sales Manager

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships." – Michael Jordan

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Dana Koman

Marketing Lead

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” 
― Theodore Roosevelt