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.

  • Kevin Bense

    Group President, Waterworks

    Kevin Bense joined McWane, Inc. as Group President-Waterworks in 2018. Prior to joining McWane Bense served for five years as president of A.J. Oster, a division of Global Brass and Copper Holdings.

  • 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.

  • Buck Christian

    National Inside Sales Manager

    Buck began his sales career at Union Foundry in 1997. For several years he represented Union Foundry in the entire eastern half of the country.

  • 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.  

  • 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