Shibaura Machine Company, America Announces the Untimely Passing of Vice President and Executive Officer Thomas McKevitt

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, December 15, 2021 

It is with great sadness Shibaura Machine Company, America announces the death of our friend, colleague, and Vice President Thomas McKevitt. Tom passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 12th. He has been a valued member of our team since 2002 and will be greatly missed. 

Tom’s dedication to Shibaura Machine Company, America and knowledge of the industry is one of the reasons for our company’s success. As Vice President of Shibaura Machine he led strategy, business development, and operations for the Injection Molding Division.  Prior to this role, Tom served as General Manager of the Injection Molding Division and as a National Sales Manager. Tom was a member of the Shibaura Machine executive leadership team and mentored numerous employees over the years.

Tom will be fondly remembered for his intellect and finding joy in learning new things, while teaching others around him. He was hardworking, always engaged with colleagues, and had a penchant for providing a listening ear to customers. The leadership and commitment he provided our organization was invaluable and impacted both employees and customers alike.

He leaves behind his loving wife Joanne and his children, Thomas, Michael, and Patrick. Please keep Tom’s family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.  Information on funeral arrangements can be found here:  Thomas P. McKevitt Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information (

In the immediate term, urgent communications should be directed to Yoshinori Takano or Chuck Gorman.

Yoshinori Takano - Deputy General Manager, Injection Molding Division
(888) 593-1616

Chuck Gorman - National Sales Manager, Injection Molding Division
(888) 593-1616