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Steel & O’Brien is pleased to announce the addition of Anthony Padilla and Joel Jimenez to the Inside Sales team.  “Both Anthony and Joel bring a diverse and impressive set of industry experiences, including time spent walking in the shoes of our customers.  We are excited about how their backgrounds and experiences mesh with our deep bench of sanitary experts that we believe to be second to none,” said Pete Beyette, General Manager of Steel & O’Brien.

Anthony started his career with Robert James Sales in Buffalo, NY and has over 20 years of experience in the industry.  “In my 24 years in the industry, I have found the key to servicing the customer is to go the extra mile and show passion for them. This helps build trust, loyalty and a long-term relationship with our clients,” said Padilla. Pictured on the left side.

Most recently, Joel was the Branch Manager for Duhig/Wolseley Industrial Group and has 20 years of experience in the industry.  “With speed and accuracy, kindness, and fairness, I’ll make you feel like you are talking to your buddy down the street,” added Jimenez. Pictured on the right side.

Anthony will be based in Southern California and Joel in Northern California, enabling Steel & O’Brien to continue improving service and simplifying our customers purchasing process. Anthony and Joel will be available to our Pacific Time Zone customers until the end of their business day.  This will ensure that our west coast customers are experiencing the same superior service that built our business.

Adding new Sales Representatives on the West Coast is just one of the investments Steel & O’Brien is making in 2021 to better serve our distributor partners.  Stay tuned for more announcements on how Steel & O’Brien will be continuing to simplify customer’s lives and provide superior service.

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Flow Control Holdings’ Steel & O’Brien Division Acquires Top Line Process Equipment

August 3,2020

Flow Control Holdings’ Steel & O’Brien Division Acquires Top Line Process Equipment

Flow Control Holdings, LLC, a premier provider of highly engineered flow components for market critical applications in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, has announced the acquisition of Top Line Process Equipment, a division of Allegheny Bradford Corporation. “We are excited about the acquisition of Top Line Process Equipment,” said Phil Pejovich, CEO of Flow Control Holdings, LLC. “This acquisition expands our presence and product offering in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. We are particularly excited about the Top-Flo® brand of products, and its strong reputation in the pharmaceutical industry.”

The Top Line operations will be integrated with Flow Control Holdings’ Steel & O’Brien division in Arcade, NY. Already maintaining the industry’s largest inventory with over $25M of sanitary fittings and valves, Steel & O’Brien will make a significant investment in additional inventory of the Top-Flo® line of products. “Our goal is to provide industry leading service levels for our highly engineered Top-Flo diaphragm valves, actuated valves and pumps, like we do for our fittings,” added Pejovich.

Steel & O’Brien differentiates itself with the pledge of Simplifying Sanitary Through Superior Service. “In the spirit of delivering simplicity and service, we are moving quickly to serve all customers without missing a beat,” said Pete Beyette, General Manager of Steel & O’Brien. “As we look ahead, the only changes our customers should see are those that will make doing business easier.”

Additionally, customers that are new to Steel & O’Brien will now have access to the company’s ISO-certified, 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility with the capability and capacity to make custom products with factory fit, function, and finish.

For any questions, please contact Todd Starr, Chief Growth Officer, at Flow Control Holdings (, 269-208-8318).

Flow Control Holdings ( is a private-equity backed portfolio company investing in companies in the food, beverage, dairy, and pharmaceutical segments of the flow control industry.

The Edgewater Funds ( is a Chicago-based private equity firm with over $2.7 billion of capital commitments raised since 2001. Through Edgewater Growth Capital Partners, The Edgewater Funds partners with management to help accelerate growth in their businesses.

JZ Partners, LLC (, based in Chicago and New York, have invested in privately held businesses for nearly 40 years. The principals of JZ Partners have made more than 300 investments.

Founded in 1990, Steel & O’Brien ( is an American manufacturer of sanitary stainless steel fittings, valves, and parts for the food processing, beverage, dairy, and pharmaceutical industries.

Pete Beyette, General Manager
Steel & O’Brien

March 2020- 30 Years!

Steel & O’Brien is celebrating 30 years in the industry as a source for sanitary fittings, valves, tubing and more! We continue to grow and provide the best possible experience for our customers. Thank you for all your support over the years, and we look forward to many more.