About Steel-Pro: A Maine, Employee-Owned Company

Company Overview:

Located in beautiful mid-coast Maine, Steel-Pro is a custom manufacturer of ASME code pressure vessels, biopharmaceutical equipment, vacuum chambers, storage tanks, sanitary vessels, and other custom-designed equipment. Steel-Pro was started in 1978 by Don Wilson and Fred Carey, then known as the fabrication portion of a former fish rendering plant, SeaPro. In 1983, Fred Carey wished to purchase the company from SeaPro’s parent company, Zapata Corporation out of Houston, TX. Fred was able to find a partner in Chris Beebe, former Principal at Norwalk Fabricators in Connecticut, and the two purchased the fabrication portion of the business and have turned it into, what is known today as, Steel-Pro. In 2014, it was converted to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Steel-Pro and it’s Employee-Owners continue to thrive today.

Vision Statement:

Strive to be a company with zero injuries and zero quality defects. Our empowered employee-owners look for innovative ways to supply the highest quality products on time and at competitive prices by exhibiting strong, principled leadership, teamwork, trust and respect.

Mission Statement:

To design and fabricate custom process equipment at the best value and delivery for our customers while maintaining a safe workplace environment.

Core Values

  • We provide a safe environment for employees and visitors
  • We value the importance of fairness, honesty, integrity, respect and accountability for our actions and decisions
  • We are dedicated to continuous improvement in all aspects of our business
  • We value teamwork and employee’s commitment to Steel-Pro
  • We consider our customers and suppliers valued “business partners” and act accordingly



Steve Ladd – President & CEO
Craig Wells – Outgoing VP of Operations / Chief Operating Officer
Jeanne Cyr – VP of Finance / Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Kennedy – VP/Director of Business Development
Dylan Morong – VP/Chief Operating Officer


Scott Harris – Project Manager
Tom Kennedy – Field Operations Manager
Alex Paradis – Project Manager
Jason Buck – Engineering Manager
Peter Clement – Purchasing Manager
Rich Harris – Quality Control Manager
John Tofani – Quality Inspector
Doug Frost – Shop Foreman
Jill Sullivan – Human Resources Manager
Kristie Bourkas – Office Manager
Dave Batty – Assistant Field Operations Manager