Steve Mead joined Oribi in 2020 as President, primarily focused on helping drive commercial activities and industry partnerships to help expand Oribi’s reach into new, high growth markets. Steve came to Oribi with nearly 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles in engineered materials and aerospace/defense markets with companies like Brock International, Fiberforge, TenCate, and Toray. Steve’s primary area of focus throughout his career has been on the development and commercialization of unique, high value materials and material processing technologies, building teams, and creating well known, well positioned brands in these markets.
Steve is motivated by collaborating and engaging with others to create lasting results. Steve also places enormous importance on culture, and believes that a culture built on transparency, trust, equality, humility, and humor will enable any business to succeed. He also truly enjoys helping others around him discover and develop their talents. Steve has been active in a number of industry groups, having served on a variety of industry-related board positions, and has worked extensively in the US, Europe, South America and Asia.
Steve grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and worked four years on the oil fields in Northern Alaska, which is where he learned how to work hard on a diverse team, and the necessity of getting dirty to make really cool things happen. Steve and his wife, Gina, have two children, and live in Castle Pines, Colorado.