Gary L. Taylor, 59, of Akron, founder of InfoCision Management Corp. and philanthropist, died Saturday of complications arising from a heart attack he suffered in 2009.
"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Gary," said Steve Brubaker, InfoCision chief of staff. "We have all lost a great friend and leader. Gary made this company what it is today through hard work, dedication and a strong sense of integrity."
Taylor graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1975. He continued on to earn his MBA, while serving as a graduate assistant, in 1977, and it was at the University of Akron he met his wife of 34 years, Karen, and shaped his career path.
The pair founded InfoCision in 1982.
InfoCision is the second largest privately held teleservices company in the world, employing more than 4,000 people in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, including hundreds in the Austintown area.