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.

  • Nathan Pizzini

    VP/ GM

    Nate Pizzini is the VP/GM at Kennedy Valve.  He joined the Kennedy Valve Team in March of 2006.

  • Alex Fresonke

    Assistant General Manager

    Alex Fresonke joined the Kennedy Valve Team as Assistant General Manager in June of 2023.  

  • Tommy Braxton

    Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    Tommy Braxton joined McWane as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Valve & Hydrant Group in December of 2020.

  • Elliot Baker

    Human Resources Director

    Elliot Baker is the Director of Human Resources at Kennedy Valve. 

  • 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.

  • Greg Davis

    National Sales Manager

    Greg Davis is the National Sales Manager for M&H Valve Co. and Kennedy Valve Co.

  • Barry O'Brien

    Global Sales Manager, Fire Protection & OEM

    Barry O’Brien, has been with McWane since 2010, and is currently the Global Sales Manager, Fire Protection & OEM for Kennedy Valve. 

  • Cherise Haase

    Environmental Manager

    Cherise Haase joined Kennedy Valve in 2023 as the Environmental Manager. 

  • Griffin Herb

    Marketing Manager

    Griffin Herb is the Marketing Manager for the McWane Valve & Hydrant Group.

  • Karie Magliocca


    Karie Magliocca is the Controller at Kennedy Valve. Karie joined the Kennedy Valve Team in 2008.