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Our Founder

Swagelok Company founder Fred A. Lennon

The Man Behind the Mission

Swagelok Company was founded in 1947 by Fred A. Lennon (1905-1998), with a $500 loan and the promise of a colleague’s design for an easy-to-install, leak-tight tube fitting. His mantra was, “Make the best product possible to help customers succeed, and keep making it better.” From the beginning, our founder insisted on core values – Quality, Respect for the Individual, Integrity and Customer Focus – and these live on with us today.