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 Tyler Union, and our management team is committed to keeping these values at the forefront of our business strategy.

  • Leon G. McCullough

    Executive Vice President, Waterworks Fittings Group

    Leon G. McCullough has served as Executive Vice President of the Valve and Hydrant Group since 1995, the Steel Fabrication Group since 2004 and the Waterworks Fittings Group since 2007.

  • Richard Tatman

    Vice President & General Manager

    In 2006, Rick Tatman joined the McWane family as General Manager of Tyler Pipe. He brought with him over 20 years of experience in various positions at General Electric.

  • Steve Johnson

    Assistant General Manager

    Steve Johnson has served as Assistant General Manager of Tyler Union since 2012. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from Jacksonville State University, Mr. Johnson joined McWane in 1997.

  • Jerry Jansen

    National Sales Manager

    Jerry Jansen is the National Sales Manager for Tyler Union.  In the 35+ years Jerry has been with McWane, he has held numerous positions within the various McWane companies.

  • Jon Pollard

    Plant Manager

    Jon’s career began at Union Foundry in 1998 after graduating from Auburn University.  Since then, Jon has gone on to earn an MBA from Jacksonville State University while holding numerous positions within the various operational departments that make up Tyler Union.

  • Sundra Welch

    National Inside Sales Manager

    Sundra's career began at Union Foundry in 1986 when she was hired as a Quotation Clerk and back-up switchboard operator.  Two years later she became the Inside Sales Representative for the Southeast.  In 1997, Sundra was promoted to Inside Sales Manager at Union Foundry.

  • April Pearson

    Division Controller

    In 2014, April Pearson joined the McWane family as Division Controller of Tyler Union.  April brought with her over 19 years of accounting experience from various manufacturing industries.

  • Jennifer Heys

    Pricing & Sales Analyst

    Jennifer began her career with McWane in 2000 as an Inside Sales Representative for Clow Valve Company.  In 2007, she transferred to Tyler Union to take a position as a Territory Manager.

  • Anthony Whitley

    Human Resources Manager

    Anthony Whitley joined Tyler Union in December 2014 as the Division Human Resources Manager.  Previously, Anthony served as the Human Resources Manager for Federal Mogul Motorparts in Jacksonville, AL