Born in south florida.


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.

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.


Jon Kushner


Pedro Rosa

Operations Director


Mike Kushner

Vice President of Sales & Marketing


Michael Bunnell

Human Resources Director


Bill Kushner

Vice President of Manufacturing


Ajay Mundra

MIS/IT Manager


Hendrik Amirkhanian

Quality Control Manager


Christopher Smith

Engineering Manager


Jesus Gancedo



Mark Henderson

OEM Sales Manager


Phillip Taschioglou

Aftermarker Sales Manager



Dana Koman

Marketing Lead