Over 100 Years of Experience
Pegasus Steel has extensive experience in heavy steel plate processing and fabrication. We are equipped to fulfill all of your project needs, no matter the size or sophistication. With multiple state-of-the-art facilities, Pegasus controls the entire steel fabrication process, allowing us to efficiently produce and deliver highly customized, quality products with a 100% on-time delivery.
Pegasus Steel (USA) was founded in 2006 by President and CEO, Tony Deering. The Leadership team at Pegasus has over a Century of experience in Steel Processing.
How We Work
Utilizing some of the world’s most advanced steel processing techniques and equipment – including our 1500-ton press brake and large-format laser cutting systems – Pegasus Steel fulfills an exceptionally broad range of needs.
World Class Quality
Our customers trust us to deliver an unsurpassed level of workmanship to ensure the integrity and timely completion of their projects.
We operate 24 hours a day and meet aggressive deadlines while maintaining our high standards and exceeding your expectations.
Consistent Custom Delivery
Our state-of-the-art CNC systems and professional CAD operators translate even the most complex drawings or electronic plans into finished precision products every time.
Tony Deering, CEO
In 1984, Tony started work as a laborer in a South African steelyard. Over a short period of time, he transitioned through many areas of operations before joining the military, where he served as an Officer in the South African Airborne Forces. Upon leaving the military, he began a small steel fabrication and supply business from the back of a pickup truck. Demonstrating an ethos of excellence from it’s very beginning Pegasus Steel experienced phenomenal growth and success. In 2006, Tony traveled to Charleston, SC with the goal of once again establishing a world-class steel fabrication business. Over the last 12 years, Pegasus Steel USA has grown from 12 team members to a crew of 250 dedicated individuals. He attributes this great success to 4 key ingredients: always delivering quality product, delivering on time, producing it safely, and producing it in an efficient manner. Tony is a qualified shark diver, parachutist, and fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter pilot. He has run many marathons and taken part in some of the world’s toughest ultra-endurance events. He is married to Renee, has 3 beautiful children, and 2 adorable Grandchildren.
Portia Sisk, CHRO
Portia Sisk is the Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President for Pegasus Steel. As the first employee at Pegasus Steel in May 2007, she brought in years of human resource and customer service management experience. She holds three degrees from Indiana Institute of Technology with Summa Cum Laude honors and has her certification as a Professional in Human Resources from the Society for Human Resource Management. Portia is active on several boards in the tri-county area, including the Greater Charleston YMCA Board of Directors, where she holds the position of Vice Chairman, soon to be Chairman of the Board starting in 2019.
Jayme Hightower, CFO
Jayme Hightower serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Pegasus Steel. Joining Pegasus six months after its opening, Jayme has also held the positions of Controller and Vice President of Finance. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina at Aiken with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree. In her time off you will find her at home with her husband and four dogs. Jayme is a native of Aiken, South Carolina who loves staying active and being outdoors, traveling, and baking in her spare time.
Gregory Cote, VP of Operations
Gregory Cote was born in Providence, RI in 1963. His background includes over 30 years in the defense and commercial sectors. Gregory started work straight out of high school in 1982 as a machinist and progressed into multiple management roles in planning, production control, and operations before relocating to South Carolina in 1995. Since then, Gregory has served as General Manager overseeing all operations for a mining and power generation company and as the Purchasing Director of a company helping to supply much-needed MRAP vehicles to the warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2013, he joined Pegasus Steel and now serves as Vice President of Operations. In his free time, Gregory enjoys boating, golfing, and spending time with his family.
Adam Staskelunas, VP of Quality
Adam has lived all over the country but calls the southeast home. He grew up in the steel industry spending summers and winter breaks from University of Missouri learning skills such as welding, inventory control, machine operations, quality assurance, and developing an understanding and respect for the hard work the men and women of this industry put forth every day. Adam specialized in procedural quality assurance and NDT, accomplishing Level II and Level III certifications by ASNT and NAVSEA in multiple methods. Over the last 12 years, he has focused his efforts in process and procedural design and continuous quality improvement by operating with the mantra of “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort”. Adam will do anything he can to be outdoors; working in the yard, cycling and spending time in and around water… when he is not chasing around his toddler son with his wife Mallory.
Michael Moody, Advisory Board
Michael Moody has over 30 years of US and international senior business management experience. He came to the US in 1985 from Australia and established a Los Angeles-based investment bank. Since the mid-90s, Michael has focused on business management and company turnarounds in the United States. Michael served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of a company that provided and maintained lifesaving Buffalo and Cougar MRAP vehicles to our armed forces and allies. He has served on the Medical University of South Carolina Neuroscience Advisory Board and as a Board member of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Michael currently serves as a Board member of MedTrust Holdings, Inc. He was awarded the inaugural General William C. Westmoreland Friend of West Point Award by the West Point Society of Charleston in 2011 and a Leader of Principle Award by the Citadel School of Business in 2012. Michael holds a BA (Economics and Finance) degree from Macquarie University Sydney, Australia.