The Taco Distribution Center (TDC), located in the beautiful Midwest, just outside of Kansas City, in Lenexa, KS, is part of J.M. O’Connor, Inc. (JMO) which opened it's doors in 1920, when Joe O'Connor began representing manufacturers of steam and hot water heating equipment, controls and accessories.

Joe's son-in-law, Bob Piller, joined the company in 1949 and Bob's son, Lynn Piller, later joined the company in 1979 thus becoming the third generation of family to own and operate the business.  The family legacy continued with the addition of Lynn's son, Jim, who came on board in 2019.

The TDC was created in 1998 as a source for Taco stock to all of the Taco Representatives in the Central Region. As our Taco stock levels have grown, so has our ability to help provide quick-ship product to Taco Reps all over the U.S.

As the Distribution Center, it is our goal to nurture lasting relationships with Taco Reps nationwide by providing quality customer service, extensive product knowledge, fast shipping and quick turn-around times on custom-built product.

The year 2020 brings JMO much to be grateful for as we celebrate 100 years in business.  All of us at J. M. O’Connor, Inc. & the Taco Distribution Center, know we can't do it alone.  Thank you to each of our loyal customers for your business throughout the years!

The Faces of the Taco Distribution Center...

Kim Adams

TDC Manager, Buyer

Kim has a long 29 year history with J.M. O'Connor, and has worked with Taco Reps since the TDC's beginning. Kim is wife to Tony and mom to 15 year old Ian. Along with managing the TDC, Kim makes it a priority to keep our shelves stocked with all the Taco product you need to keep your customers happy. Kim is always a cheerful voice on the other end of the phone. She loves working with you to get you, and your customers, taken care of quickly. Kim's claim to fame is when Rick Springfield's butt literally hit her in the face during a concert several years ago. She also enjoys a good fruity cocktail or White Russian and long walks on the beach.

Shannon McCormick

TDC Inside Sales, Customer Service

Shannon is the newest face around JMO and just joined the TDC team in 2019. She prides herself with attention to detail and quality work. She is married to Mark and has 3 daughters; Haley (19), Holly (17) and Heidi (15). Shannon enjoys watching her girls play basketball and soccer. She loves rooting on her Jayhawks and reading a great mystery. She also enjoys meeting her friends for Happy Hour for a cold beverage or two. Everyone at JMO is excited to have Shannon on board and know she will be a great asset to the company.

Jamie Malone

Project Manager

Jamie's career with JMO started in 2004.  Over her 16 years with the company, she has enjoyed acting in several different roles, with her most recent being Project Manager.  Jamie currently creates the TDC Newsletter that publishes every-other-month and enjoys working on reporting and marketing projects.  She and her husband, Rob, have 3 children between them; Marissa (19), Emma (16) and Aidan (11).  Jamie is a singer and bassist with two local bands, Country Rewind and Middle Creek.  She enjoys performing at fairs and venues all over Kansas and Missouri.  

Sean Devins

Warehouse Manager, Pump Assembly

Sean joined the JMO team in 2006. He prides himself in quickly getting your impellers trimmed and pumps assembled, tested and painted. In addition to building pumps and managing the warehouse, Sean has a following around the Kansas City area as an amazing drummer. Those of us at the TDC consider him a Rock Star! His wife Janel, and daughter Ella (15) are his biggest fans. When he isn't building a pump, making a beat, or grooming his awesome beard, you can find him in the tattoo chair adding to his "body" of artwork.

Josh Raper


Josh joined the team at JMO in 2013 and has been an asset in getting your orders pulled and shipped quickly. Josh is always available with a quick-witted comment that is sure to make our TDC staff meetings a bit more interesting. He is dad to son, James and daughter, Ava, as well as 3-year-old twin girls Isla and Vivian.  When Josh isn't busy chasing the kiddos with his wife Kelsey, he enjoys a tasty craft beer and a good cigar.  

Gus Ayalla


Gus was welcomed to JMO in 2014 and works hard in shipping and receiving to keep shelves stocked and ready for your orders. He has an adorable son, Vincent (5) who keeps Gus on his toes. He enjoys playing on a local community softball team, even when it means taking a softball to the eye and sporting a shiner for more than a week. He also loves supporting our local KC Royals Baseball and Chiefs Football teams.

Cyndi VanHengel

Branch Administrator/Accounts Payable & Receivable

Cyndi is branch administrator for JMO and is the voice that greets you at the other end of the line when you call. Cyndi also organizes all training and events here at JMO and even handles accounts receivable and payable.  She is a busy, busy gal!  When she isn't making sure the i's are dotted and the t's crossed, you can find Cyndi out on the dance floor or practicing the ukulele.