Jesse Co. has an experienced management team and structure in place that provides extraordinary leadership in coordinating diverse contracting efforts to deliver superior products of the highest quality. Members of our management team have extensive experience in the industry, with some members having in excess of 30 years of delivering high quality projects for Jesse Co..


Phil Jesse  - General Manager

30+ Years in engineering related positions in manufacturing and steel fabrication.

A valued team member since 1992, including General Manager since 2017 and Machinery Division Manager since 2005. Responsibilities include department manager oversight, setting policies, operations, create and maintain budgets, marketing, sales, contract negotiation, product design and development, contract management, delivery, and after sales support. 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Gonzaga University, 1986
MBA Seattle University, 1992

Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Washington, 1994 to present

pjesse@Jesse-Co.com                        (253) 922-7433

Jeff Gellert  - Vice President
Management positions of increasing responsibility in the industry since 1970, including project engineering, quality assurance, project management and production. A valued team member at Jesse Co. since 1983 including 16 years as President and 15 years as Production Manager completing many fabrication projects for aerospace, marine facilities, bridge/highway, machinery and shipyard projects.

B.S. Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon Univ. – 1970
Executive Management, University of Washington – 1998

jgellert@Jesse-Co.com                         (253) 552-1514

Ben Foster - Estimating and Project Management Manager
Working with Jesse Co. since 2004 running challenging projects with sophisticated customers in many industries including heavy bridges, military, marine, oil, and aerospace.  With a strong background in current manufacturing technologies, Ben leads a project management group composed of industry experts with an emphasis on quality fabrication projects shipped on time and on schedule.

 bfoster@Jesse-Co.com                        (253) 552-1523

Steve Bell - Production Manager
A valued team member since 1989 with increasing supervision and responsibility at Jesse Engineering as a Fitter/Welder, Shop Foreman, Project Manager, and current Production manager.  Primary responsibilities include supervising/ managing material and drawing control, ensuring proper weld procedure application, monitoring welder qualification status, scheduling equipment and personnel resources, managing fabrication schedule, coordinating logistics for fabrication, equipment handing, storage, and shipping to deliver quality products on schedule and budget.

High School Diploma - 1984

Certified Welder 

 sbell@Jesse-Co.com                        253-405-4398


Jesse Co.      |      1840 Marine View Drive       |      Tacoma WA 98422      |      Phone (253) 922-7433       |      Fax (253) 922-1998