Oak Lawn, Ill. — Thomas McKevitt, vice president at Shibaura Machine Co. America, died on Dec. 12. He was 60.
McKevitt had been with Shibaura since 2002, including stints as general manager of the injection molding division and as a national sales manager.
In his most recent position he led strategy, business development and operations for the injection molding division.
"Tom will be fondly remembered for his intellect and finding joy in learning new things, while teaching others around him," the Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based company said in a news release. "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."
McKevitt was a graduate of Marist High School and Western Illinois University. He is survived by his wife Joanne and three children. Services were held Dec. 17.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to support the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine GI Cancer Research & Education Fund, c/o Northwestern University Development & Alumni Relations, 420 E. Superior Street, Rubloff 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611 or Feinberg.northwestern.edu/giving.