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 pipe 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.
Steve Thiry, President
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.
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.
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.
Karen started at Haven on September 8, 2021. She has a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management and an Associates Degree in economics. She has been in various accounting and human resources roles for more than 26 years across various industries as well as experience owning her own bookkeeping business.
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.