About Us

Betts’ commitment to always do what’s best has positioned it as an industry-leading manufacturer of critical components and lighting systems for the tank truck industry, worldwide. Betts has led the way with innovation and expertise in designing and producing a range of valves, manlids, pressure/vacuum relief valves, accessories and lighting systems for multiple liquid tank, dry bulk and industrial applications.

Founded in 1901, our 100+ year history, steeped in family ownership and community values, has built a legacy and reputation for fair, honest business practices and genuine customer relationships. It’s our mission to strive each day to Do What’s Best—to live up to this legacy of unsurpassed customer service, industry leadership and innovative products that stand the test of time.

A Family Business for Over 100 years.

What has happened over the past 100 years to make Betts not only a family business but a business that has brought people together like a family? Through this publication in recognition of our 100th Anniversary, we hope to share the answer to this question with our fellow employees, business associates and the general public. We will also take a look at Betts Industries today and the Betts Industries of tomorrow.

Betts’ Core Values

Five foundational principles define Betts:


A family legacy of caring that extends from employees to customers, distributors, community and industry. At Betts, it’s personal.

Dedication to manufacturing products and solutions that lead the industry in quality, innovation, state-of-the-art technology and safety.

Century-long history, marked by an unwillingness to accept “good enough,” and a drive to find the simplest, most intelligent solution. If it can be done, Betts will design, develop and build it.

Commitment to fairness in all Betts does, from pricing to relationships.

Leadership and culture as the confident choice for Betts’ employees, community, customers and industry.

Valve & Manhole Division

Betts’ corporate headquarters is located in Warren, Pennsylvania. Established in 1901, the facility has seen seven major expansions, growing to occupy 275,371 square feet on more than 15 acres of land. It houses our manufacturing, engineering, purchasing and sales departments, along with other business functions.

Lamp Division

Also located in Warren, Pennsylvania, the Betts lamp facility houses the manufacturing operations for the lighting division, which includes safety lamps, lighting systems and accessories for the trucking industry. Built in 1956, this plant has seen four expansions.

Lamp Division

Also located in Warren, Pennsylvania, the Betts lamp facility houses the manufacturing operations for the lighting division, which includes safety lamps, lighting systems and accessories for the trucking industry. Built in 1956, this plant has seen four expansions.

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The Betts Team

Charles Betts

President & CEO

Michelle Betts

VP Marketing & Business Development

Ryan Betts

VP Human Resources

Vance Lauffenburger

CFO

Tim Witter

VP Operations

Andy Beardsley

VP Sales