Our Company

For 38 years, MarsKeel Technology has united its passion for sailing with its vast technical experience, supplying quality keels to builders and sailors worldwide.

MarsKeel Technology has supplied custom yacht builders from around the world, from the United States to South Africa and Turkey.  These have been many different types of keels from the largest single cast lead keel made in North America (152,000 lbs.) to CNC machined lifting keels. We offer our customers complete engineering and design support, full project management as well as the physical  range of manufacturing processes, from casting to metal fabrication to complete CNC machining up to 30’. It is our dedication to serving the customer to the very highest level of quality that unifies our team and produces the very best keel systems in the world.

Our commitment to technological advancements and staff dedication has earned us a reputation throughout the industry with designers and builders that is second- to-none.

With over 100 million pounds of castings over three decades, our casting experience and metallurgical knowledge places MarsKeel Technology™ as the worldwide industry leader.

Our quality management system is certified to both ISO 9001:2015 and CAN3 – Z299.2:85.


MarsKeel Technology is a division of the Mars Metal Company. The MarsMetal Company has two other divisions, MarsMetal specialty casting and MarShield custom radiation shielding products. The MarsMetal division is a lead casting, lead fabrication and finishing facility. The MarShield division supplies Radiation Shielding Products for the Medical and Nuclear Industries.

MarsMetal – www.marsmetal.com
MarShield – www.marshield.com

Our Technical and Design Staff – 100 Years of Combined Experience and Passion

Kevin Milne  Founder and President
With over 30 years of Metallurgical Casting experience, extensive knowledge of Keel Design and marine industry experience.

Bill Souter – Technical Keels Sales and Design
With 20 years of marine experience in the sailboat industry and design relating to keel manufacturing specializing in structural CAD systems.

Dave Fornaro – Principal Engineer
Dave Fornaro provides advanced engineering services to the marine industry. With over two decades of experience, Dave has worked on design teams for three America’s Cups, three Volvo Ocean Races and two Vendee Globe Races, among other yachting programs.

Steve Burke – Principal Naval Architect
Steve Burke provides the very best in marine and composite engineering services. Clients across a range of industries rely on Steve for his expertise in structural and composite engineering, manufacturing and project management for new construction, modifications and repairs.

James Izzard – Plant and Production Manager
Combined experience of production management and specialized metal casting technology spanning over 20 years. Production Analysis Specialist and personnel co-ordination.

Dave Nuell  Casting Production Foreman
Over a decade of hands-on lead casting experience with extensive overall production knowledge specializing in technical mold set up, melt processes and custom casting procedures.

Ken Fowler – Custom Pattern Construction and Design
With over 20 years of marine experience relating to pattern production, core design and internal molding set up procedures. CAD analysis and technical reading from IGES developed files.



MarsKeel Company Info Sheet