Rudy Melisz graduated from Kettering University (GMI) in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He has worked in the industrial valve and automation industry since 2004.
With almost 20 years of Application, Engineering, and sales industrial process equipment, valves, automation, Mr. Melisz has been supporting the Industrial, Municipal, OEM, Commercial and Natural Gas industries with expertise.
“As President, I look forward to serving the industry with the same consistency meeting or exceeding all of our customer requirements with extraordinary competence and urgency. RM Headlee will be honored to provide solutions to your process valve needs. We thank all of our customers throughout the past 53 Years.”
Gary Lauchert earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Management at the University of Buffalo in 1979. He joined the R.M. Headlee Co., Inc. in 1984 as a Territory Manager and became Owner and President of the company in 2004. I have been honored to have served on several Representative Councils for many of our manufacturers.
In 2023, Rudy Melisz became President and Owner of RM Headlee. Mr. Lauchert continues to assist Mr. Melisz in special projects and his growth initiatives.
Chuck Mondo graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1985. He joined R.M. Headlee Co., Inc. in 1996 as an Inside Sales Representative. Upon taking the company from pen and paper to computers and monitors, was promoted to Operations Manager in 2007.
In 2015 Chuck was promoted to VP of Operations, where he strives to exceed all customer expectations.
Gary Thomson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University in 1982. He joined R.M. Headlee Co., Inc. as a Technical Sales Representative in 1996 and promoted to Eastern Regional Manager in 2000 and Sales Manager in 2007. Conducted hundreds of seminars relating to the use, selection and design of all types of valves, including butterfly, ball, check, pilot operated, gate, pinch, plug, control, instrument, and actuators, including electric, pneumatic hydraulic and electro-hydraulic. Lead equipment start-up activities for valves, actuated valves, mixing and aeration systems.
“Serving since 1996, I’m proud to represent the RM Headlee Company and our great product lines of valves and actuators. Serving the Upstate New York industrial, municipal, OEM markets. With the overall objective to improve water and wastewater infrastructure and all process applications through value added engineering and design. My goal is to be a resource to all the engineers, operators, and maintenance personal throughout the state.”
Ken Marchetti graduated from Bowie State University in Bowie, MD with a Teaching Degree. He worked with several manufacturers throughout his career including Northrop Gruman, LORD Corporation and PCB Piezotronics.
Ken joined the R.M. Headlee family in 2023 with years of sales, customer service, and application experience.
“I am proud to be a part of the R.M. Headlee Sales team. Serving Western New York and Northern PA in the Industrial and OEM markets, our goal is to be a trusted resource for engineers, operators, and maintenance personnel. We look forward to serving you!”
Therese handles the everyday operations of our Orchard Park office along with processing orders, handling the accounting and managing shipping and receiving.
Therese completed 2 years of study at Bryant & Stratton College in 1990. There she studied Business Management and Accounting. Therese spent 15 years managing a small office at a local transportation company. She joined our team in March of 2007.
In her free time, she fulfills her civic duty by working for the Erie County NY Board of Elections. She is an active member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, AMVETS NY Ladies Auxiliary and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Customer Service Representative
As a semi-retiree, Cathy joined RM Headlee in October of 2022 as a part-time customer service representative.
Before retiring, she was in the construction industry as a support coordinator and administrator for 20+ years. Prior to that, she taught pre-school for 14 years. She also worked in retail for a number of years before getting married and raising two sons.
She grew up in South Buffalo and attended Catholic grammar school, high school, and college.
She also lived in the Chicago area where she managed her own pre-school for 7 years. She currently resides in South Cheektowaga with her husband Brian, and their cat, Callie.
“Since retiring in 2021, I have been looking for the perfect part-time position. I was blessed to find RM Headlee, a great company with wonderful people, and hope to be here for years to come.”
Municipal Market Manager
Mike Weronski joined RM Headlee in 2022 with 7 years’ experience in the industry.
He worked at Moog Inc. in 2012 as an assembler/tester for the military aircraft division. In 2015 he joined Nibsco Automation/Flowsafe Inc. as sales engineer/division manager.
Mr. Weronski graduated with a degree in Engineering from Buffalo State in 2016. He joined RM Headlee in 2022 as Municipal Market Manager.
Paul joined R.M. Headlee Co., Inc. in 2013.
Paul brings over 25 years of tooling and factory experience to our company.
Paul lives in Lancaster with his wife Kim.
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