Executive Team

Leadership determines the course and path that a business follows. Doing the right thing in all situations is integral to the core philosophy of Kennedy Valve. Whether it involves the environment, safety, community or our team members, Kennedy Valve's management team is committed to keeping these values at the forefront of our business strategy.

  • Kevin Bense

    Group President -Waterworks

    Kevin Bense joined McWane, Inc. as Group President-Waterworks in 2018.

  • Arne C. Feyling

    Vice President/General Manager

    Arne C. Feyling has served as VP/GM of Kennedy Valve, M&H Valve and ARD Valve since 2010. Mr. Feyling joined the company in 1995 and has served in various positions and locations over the years.

  • Tommy Braxton

    Vice President of Sales and Marketing

  • Nathan Pizzini

    Assistant General Manager

  • Paul Briggs

    PIV National Sales Manager

      Paul Briggs is the National Sales Manager for Kennedy Valve's Plant & Industrial Group. 

  • Barry O'Brien

    National Sales Manager of Fire Protection

    Barry O’Brien, was previously the Director of Plant and Industrial Valve until accepting the UL FM National Sales Manager position in 2018.  Barry was away from the company for an 18 month period, however, he started his career with McWane in Jan of 2010 as a Regional Sales Manager with then American R/D.  He ultimately served as the General Manager of American R/D and was instrumental in consolidating  American R/D as a stand-alone company into the Kennedy Valve Plant & Industrial Valve Group.  Barry also spent 18 years at Victaulic in a variety of assignments in sales and sales  management.  He is a graduate of Norwich University holding a B.S. degree in Business.  He is also veteran of the USAF rising to the rank of Captain.  Barry is married and has two children.

  • John Chalk

    National Sales Manager

    John Chalk is the National Sales Manager for Kennedy Valve. In the 40 years Mr. Chalk has been with Kennedy Valve, he has held numerous positions throughout the company.

  • Matthew Hicks

    Health and Safety Manager

    Matthew Hicks is the Health and Safety Manager at Kennedy Valve. Matthew joined the Kennedy Valve team in 2005.