About Haven Manufacturing – Tube Cutting and Bar Cutting
For over 50 years, Haven Manufacturing Corporation has built a solid reputation as the leader in the tube recutting industry. Haven built that reputation by engineering and building specialized machinery to meet our customers’ highly specialized requirements. Our worldwide reputation for excellence and long list of satisfied clients has been built through superior service, technical expertise, and innovation. Haven understands that our customers’ profitability is dependent upon maximizing productivity. In an effort to provide more comprehensive solutions to our clients’ cutting requirements and to continue developing new and improved tube cutting processes we created a partnership with SOCO Machinery of Taiwan in 2009. As our business continues to grow, we have kept the focus on providing cost-effective machinery and total solutions for our clients’ needs. You can trust Haven to provide industry leading solutions for precision, high performance, fully integrated, loading, cutting, deburring, and endfinishing needs.
The Solution For The Tube Cutting Industry
Haven machines have gained worldwide acceptance by producing high quality cuts on a variety of tubular shapes and materials utilizing the dual-blade tube shearing method. From mill length bundle to finished part Haven provides complete automation and high production rates using reusable, inexpensive, and easy to maintain tooling. Our tube cutting machines stand up to the toughest environments and produce parts- three shifts a day, every day.
To provide superior responsiveness to our customers by understanding their needs, designing a process that meets those needs, manufacturing or sourcing the highest quality equipment, and assisting in the implementation of a total solution. By following this process we will continue to earn and maintain our reputation of superior responsiveness and superior solutions.
Dave Erickson, President and CEO
After earning his Mechanical Design Engineering degree from Western Michigan University, Dave started his career as a designer and process engineer with a Detroit tube mill. For the next twenty years he studied and solved problems in the day-to-day operations of Tenneco-Monroe Shock Absorbers as an engineer, operations manager, plant manager, and eventually as the Director of Lean Manufacturing. His success, prior experience, and education were all major qualifications that contributed to his selection, over 14 years ago, as Vice President and General Manager for Haven Manufacturing. Dave was promoted to his current position as CEO of Haven in 2001. As CEO he has sought to continue, and improve on, Haven’s reputation for quality products and industry leading customer service. “Our customers want a Haven because they know they are getting the best value for their investment. As CEO my job is to help our employees, the real reason Haven has continued to be successful, continue the tradition of reliability and trustworthiness that we have become known for.”
Jeff Royer, Vice President & General Manager
Jeff joined Haven Manufacturing in March, 2017 as Vice President & General Manager. Prior to joining Haven, Jeff’s previous 25+ years in manufacturing was primarily spent in key operational and technical leadership positions throughout the U.S. and globally in the following diverse manufacturing industries: steel products for automotive and appliance applications, roll formed building and construction materials, carbide cutting tools and tooling solutions, large custom material handling systems (where he was also the proud owner of a Haven system for producing conveyor rollers!), and building a market disruptive printed consumer goods business. Jeff’s education background includes a B.S. in Engineering from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) and an Executive MBA from Xavier University, as well as certifications in Lean and Six Sigma. Jeff is thrilled to be a part of the Haven team. As VP & GM, Jeff’s focus is to build on the success Haven has had over many years in developing and implementing highly effective tube processing systems for our customers and apply his keen interest in seeking additional value we can provide our customers going forward.
Matt Ciavarella, Sales and Marketing Manager
Matt joined Haven Manufacturing in January 2017 as the Sales & Marketing Manager after spending 5+ years in the investment management sector. He is responsible for generating and maintaining great relationships within Haven’s new and existing customer base. Matt believes that customers continue to rely on Haven because of the company’s reputation of “providing the best products and solutions in the industry, period.” He holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln as well as a Masters in Business Management – with Merit from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England.
Christon Griffis, Controller
Christon joined Haven Manufacturing in 2017 as Controller, responsible for Finance, Accounting, and Human Resources. Christon grew up in South Georgia and launched her career working within the Customer Service and Inside Sales segment of the Manufacturing Industry, she has since spent the last 15 years progressively serving in key Human Resource, Operational, and Finance & Accounting Roles where she has gained a diverse plethora of experience. Christon has a B.B.A. in Accounting from the College of Coastal Georgia and is very passionate about being a part of the Haven team.
Barry Smith, Aftermarket Sales Manager
For many of our customers, Barry is the primary point of contact with Haven. Although he trained for a career as an electrician and originally joined Haven Manufacturing in that role, Barry’s ability to communicate effectively with customers regarding technical issues and to follow through with projects and promises has proven to be his greatest strength and a genuine benefit to Haven’s customers. His knowledge of the Haven product line, how our products are used, and the specific challenges that face our customers has proven to be a valuable asset in his role as Inside Sales Coordinator. Barry’s responsibilities include quoting parts, tooling, entering and tracking orders, and following up with customers to be certain that all orders are shipped as promised and that Haven is fulfilling all obligations to our customers’ full satisfaction.
Mark Wade, Sr. Design Engineer and Chris Dunn, Design Engineer.
Mark was born in the UK where his Father, an aircraft mechanic for the British Royal Air Force, nurtured his natural interest in models, boats, cars, and airplanes. After moving to the U.S. in 1976, his interest in technical subjects and design continued to grow and he earned degrees in Computer Aided Manufacturing, Computer Numeric Control, Drafting and Design. Early in his career Mark put his technical skills to use as an equipment operator and foreman in the heavy construction industry. Since joining the Haven team over twenty years ago as a Designer and Draftsman, he has played a key role in both the engineering and the manufacture of Haven machines.
Chris grew up in South Georgia and came to the Haven team in 2008. Chris has a degree in Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design & Computer Aided Drafting along with project management, machine design, and customer relations experience. As part of the engineering team, Chris is responsible for seeing projects through from start to finish including quotations, design, and supervising assembly. Chris makes each customer’s concerns or needs his top priority and works eagerly to solve all problems. “Haven provides the most durable machines on the market. We take pride in ensuring that our designs are innovative whilst maintaining the integrity of the product that our customers have come to know and expect.”
Van joined Haven over 5 years ago as the Systems Engineering Supervisor. In that role he is primarily responsible for supervising all assembly, design, and programming of Haven machines. He holds dual bachelors degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, is a veteran U.S. Navy avionics technician, and has over 15 years of experience in the design and manufacture of custom machinery. Van takes great pride in using his training and natural gifts to give Haven customers the best products available in today’s marketplace.
Terry Altimus, Plant Manager and Fred Rempfer, Production Scheduler
Terry joined Haven Manufacturing in 1986. Over the past 25+ years he has held key positions of responsibility in all areas of the company. After starting in the machine shop he learned to operate, maintain, and program the company’s CNC machines. Eventually he began to collaborate with the engineering department in the design and manufacture of new equipment. Terry was promoted to Plant Manager in 1996 and supervises all aspects of daily production. Terry has a lot of pride in the reputation that Haven machinery has for dependability. “We have engineered our equipment to be robust and user friendly. Our customers return again and again to update their capability and capacity.”
Fred grew up in Northern Illinois where his early interest in manufacturing led him to pursue a technical degree at Kishwaukee College. Since joining Haven Manufacturing over 16 years ago, he has become an integral part of the Haven team by managing material and labor costs and maintaining accurate inventories for contract and aftermarket production. His current role as Production Scheduler is key to keeping manufacturing moving efficiently and servicing Haven’s customers quickly and effectively. Fred makes certain that our customers can rely on Haven to have the correct spare part or tool available at their time of need.
Midwest Field Service Technician:
Scott Jaynes, Field Service Technician Indianapolis, IN.
As Field Service Technician for Haven Manufacturing, Scott Jaynes is responsible for Haven’s new customer accounts and existing accounts in the upper Midwest, providing prompt, highly-skilled and reliable service.
During his broad career, positioned as Lead Technician at Schlumberger Automated Technologies; Electronics Engineering Technology Instructor at ITT Technical Institute; Field Applications Engineer at Vishay Electronic Components; Class 1 Plastics Processing Technician at Syndicate Sales, Inc.; Maintenance Group Leader at KN Platec America; and Production Supervisor at Progressive Plastics, Jaynes broadened his expertise in the injection molding industry, maintained a wide variety of process equipment applications and enhanced his electro-mechanical experience depth.
A native of Tipton, Indiana, Jaynes graduated in 1991 with Honors and Perfect Attendance awards from ITT Technical Institute. Jaynes currently resides in Indianapolis where he enjoys cooking, sports, learning, solving problems, experiencing new things and helping friends and family.