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 Chris Beebe and Fred Carey. In 2014 it was converted to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

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



Chris Beebe – Chairman of the Board
Steve Ladd – President & CEO
Craig Wells – VP of Operations / Chief Operating Officer
Jeanne Rimm – VP of Finance / Chief Financial Officer


Thomas Kennedy – Director of Business Development
Scott Harris – Project Manager
Tom Kennedy – Field Operations Manager
Leon Smith – Operations Manager / Project Manager
Jason Buck – Engineering Manager
Peter Clement – Purchasing Manager
Rich Harris – Quality Control Manager
Dave Batty – Quality Inspector
Doug Frost – Shop Foreman
Jill Sullivan – Human Resources Manager
Melissa Marchetti – Office Manager