Elite New Partner: Tom McHenry
Name: Tom McHenry
Title: General Manager
Company Name: Custom Valve Concepts
Company Website: https://www.customvalveconcepts.com/
Phone Number: 586-385-4573
Address: 31651 Research Park Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Brief Company History W. A. Kates Company was founded in 1942, in the city of Chicago. Mr. Willard A. Kates and three partners formed the company, then named Atom Tool and Die Company, for the purpose of manufacturing tools for the leather industry.
By 1948, the need for the tooling for the leather goods industry had disappeared. At that time, Mr. Kates bought out his partners and began a search for work, for the machine shop. This led to highly special work with unique metals for the pumping industry, the remnants of which we still supply today.
The Kates Flow Rate controller is a unique flow control product that services many industries. In 2008, the company changed its name again to Custom Valve Concepts to target better the custom designs that the company is capable of.
Overview of Services Offered
We have developed products for all major industries worldwide by combining fluid dynamics expertise with manufacturing input to yield quick development of exceptional products and components with reduced costs and highly successful initial designs. Market relevant innovation is a hallmark of Custom Valve Concepts product designs due to the breadth of application challenges met over several decades. Experience with a wide range of plastics and metals allow us to handle a spectrum of temperature, pressure, response time and flow rate parameters.
I am a father of three girls. I was born and raised in Southeast Michigan where I attended Wayne State University for both my degree in Mechanical Engineering and later, an MBA. I spent the first decade of my career in the aerospace industry, managing engineering and manufacturing departments both domestically and international. In the last few years, I have transitioned to the valve and automation industry.
Links to Social Media Profiles – LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/thomasmchenry