Brunswick, Ga – July 22, 2019 – The Board of Directors of Haven Manufacturing Corporation (“Haven” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that Steven A. Thiry has been named as the Company’s new President. Mr. Thiry replaces Angelo Ciavarella, who has been acting President since February of this year. Ciavarella commented, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is a great pleasure for me to announce this appointment. I would ask all Haven employees, suppliers, and customers to join me in congratulating Steve, and in supporting him going forward”.
Immediately prior to joining Haven, Steve held positions of increasing responsibility with Fives Group, a French based diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial machines, process equipment, and production lines. Most recently, he was President & CEO of Fives Machining Systems, Inc. in Hebron, Kentucky. Steve’s career also includes twenty-one years in sales, marketing, and general management positions with Ingersoll-Rand PLC, including international assignments covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, Japan and China. In addition, he worked as Director Market Analysis & Integration for Crane Co. in Stamford, Connecticut, and Steve also served as Vice President Business Development for the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) in McLean, Virginia.
Ciavarella added, “We are very fortunate to have someone with Steve’s demonstrated history of successfully managing and growing businesses in the machinery industry join us as the new leader of Haven. His strong business development background, coupled with his professional skills in sales, international business, sales management, market analysis, and team building, will ensure Haven remains the industry leader for tube cutting and processing.” The company has built its reputation by providing custom designed and built machines that are reliable, fast, with easy integration into specific applications. Steve commented, “I am very excited to be joining an organization with such a strong reputation for superior customer support while producing highly productive world class machines. Their history of continuous innovation for over 60 years is a testimony to both their employees’ and customers’ dedication!”
Haven Manufacturing Corporation was founded in 1956 in New Haven, Michigan. In 1971, the Company expanded the operation to its present location in Brunswick, Georgia. Haven is a full-service design and manufacturing company specializing in the production of machinery and equipment for the metal tube processing industry. Since the introduction of the Haven dual-blade shear in the late 1970’s, Haven has dominated this market, and established a name that is unequaled in the industry. The addition of precision end-finishing and de-burring equipment allowed the Company to offer fully automated transfer lines that greatly reduced the time and manpower required to cut and process tube. In 1999, Haven added the supported shear to its product line, and over the years has accomplished a complete redesign of this machine. As the markets for these traditional products have matured, Haven has continued to leverage its expertise to expand its product line to meet the emerging needs of its customers.