About Us

Metals Engineering is a commercial heat treater founded in 1967 with facilities in De Pere and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Our consistent investments into new technology and updated ISO certification solidifies our position as a trusted service partner for some of the world’s biggest and best-known brands.

Our Team

Dean Re

President and CEO

Dean Re heads up the private equity group that bought Metals Engineering on March 31, 2019, with the goal of expanding services and enhancing its status as one of the leading heat treating companies in the Midwest.

Dean previously spent 20 years with MECA & Technology Machine Inc. in Green Bay, finishing his tenure as majority owner and president. He also sat on the advisory board for Metals Engineering, which has a long relationship a service provider for MECA.

Brandon Leatherberry

General Manager

Brandon Leatherberry holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and has nearly 20 years of metallurgical experience:

  • 10 years in the steel industry, including time with the former Bethlehem Steel (currently Arcelor Mittal) and Nucor Steel, working primarily with low carbon, medium carbon, and high-strength low alloy steels.
  • 3 years with Ingersoll Rand in its Materials Evaluation Group
  • 6 years in the foundry industry with the C.A. Lawton Company, working with gray iron and ductile iron

Ryan Lindeman

Business Development Manager

Ryan Lindeman holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering and has a wide range of experience in both production and sales roles.

Ryan joined Metals Engineering after a 13-year career with Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, in Appleton, Wisconsin. He is an electrical engineer with production/material management experience, as well as technical sales experience from his last role as a product manager/specialist for a suite of IoT customer solutions.

The NEW Manufacturing Alliance selected Ryan as a member of the 2015 Manufacturing All-Stars, and the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce named him a Future15 award winner.

You can contact Ryan at ryanl@metalsengineering.net.

Matt Bendig

Plant Supervisor

Matt Bendig has more than 20 years of manufacturing experience, most recently in a supervisory role with Nemak, a lightweighting solutions provider for the automotive industry. Matt also served in the following capacities:

  • Production supervisor – Fairplay Packaging
  • Utility worker – Sargento Foods
  • Team lead – Dairy Farmers of America

The additional quench and temper, induction and casting process capabilities solidified Metals Engineering’s status as one of the premier heat treating companies in the Midwest.

We Follow These Core Values

High-Performance Accountability

Leadership with Integrity

Innovative Support

Focused On Customers

High Quality Professionals