August 17, 2017 6:54 AM ET


Company Overview of Taco Comfort Solutions, Inc.

Company Overview

Taco Comfort Solutions, Inc. manufactures and distributes hydronic systems and equipment. It offers pumps, circulators, and accessories; hydronic and plumbing accessories; air elimination and control solutions; electronic controls; heat transfer products; and water conservation products. The company also offers web training services. It caters to commercial, residential, and light commercial sectors. The company was formerly known as Taco Inc. and changed its name in January 2016. Taco Comfort Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is based in Cranston, Rhode Island.

1160 Cranston Street

Cranston, RI 02920

United States

Founded in 1920





Key Executives for Taco Comfort Solutions, Inc.

CEO, President & COO
Owner & Chairman of the Board
Executive Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
Executive Vice President of Operations
Senior Vice President of Residential Sales
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Taco Comfort Solutions, Inc. Key Developments

Taco Comfort Solutions Promotes Wil VandeWiel from President and Chief Operating Officer to Chief Executive Officer

Taco Comfort Solutions announced the promotion of Wil VandeWiel to Chief Executive Officer of the company. VandeWiel, who joined Taco in December 2014, was previously President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition to strategic planning activities and relationship building, Mr. White will remain actively involved in the philanthropic work of The White Family Foundation, in pursuing his own philanthropic and community interests, and in developing his American Manufacturing initiative project in conjunction with the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. Wil VandeWiel came to Taco as an experienced senior executive with a track record of building collaborative teams and achieving sustainable growth with a number of top-tier international companies. He is currently on the board of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Married with four children, he resides in East Greenwich, RI.

Taco Comfort Solutions Introduces SmartPlug Instant Hot Water Control

Taco Comfort Solutions introduced the SmartPlug Instant Hot Water Control®. A hot water recirculating system can save homeowners a significant amount of water-up to 12,000 gallons per year. But continuously running circulators and improperly programmed timers can waste energy by operating the circulator AND hot water heater at times when hot water isn’t needed. With the patented SmartPlug, using less water just got way more efficient. The SmartPlug upgrades a hot water recirculation system to a “Smart” system. SmartPlug technology makes any corded circulator up to 94% more energy efficient by learning hot water usage patterns and delivering hot water when it’s needed. This increases hot water comfort, reduces energy use and helps extend the life of the hot water heater. Installation is quick and easy - no programming, timers, or aquastats are required. Simply plug the SmartPlug into a 110V outlet, then plug the circulator power cord into the SmartPlug. Using a sensor that mounts to the hot water supply pipe, the SmartPlug will learn the daily hot water usage pattern in a home and adjust the circulator run time automatically to deliver hot water when it’s needed. When usage patterns change, the SmartPlug adjusts run time automatically. The SmartPlug also includes a Pulse mode option that continuously cycles the circulator on for 5 minutes then off for 10 minutes, as well as a Vacation mode that shuts the circulator off after 36 hours of no hot water use. While in Vacation mode, the SmartPlug’s Exercise function will cycle the pump for 10 seconds every 7 days to prevent any corrosion or scale build up.

Taco Comfort Solutions Adds Press Connections to 4900 Air Separators

Taco Comfort Solutions is now offering press connections for the 4900 Series air separator in 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" connection sizes. Press connections have grown in popularity with installers because they offer quicker installation and improved job site safety due to flame-free installation.

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