A Tradition of Excellence
The M. C. Miller Company has been serving the needs of the corrosion control industry for over 71 years and we continue to expand our impact by developing new, needs-based products and services, based on our commitment to in-house research and development.
The Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer is Joe Mekus, an 18 year veteran of MCM. Joe has been involved in hardware manufacturing and customer support for the past 18 years. Joe previously served as vice president for 2 years.
Our Vice President and former Machine Shop Supervisor, Patrick Stover has been with MCM for 17 years, and continues to develop new products and processes.
The Company has manufactured all of its products in the U.S.A. since its founding and we continue to do so at our current production facility in Sebastian, Florida. Our production facility houses a machine shop and printed circuit board assembly & testing equipment as well as our product assembly, shipping, receiving, IT, sales and administration operations. Since our personnel and all of our operations are contained under one roof, our manufacturing & support functions are fully integrated.
Our goal is to provide our customers with “Made in the U.S.A” products of the highest quality at competitive prices and all of our personnel strive to meet this goal on a daily basis.
Mark Miller's Legacy
Melvin C. Miller II, better known to his friends and colleagues in the corrosion industry as, Mark Miller, served the Company as its president from 1986 until his untimely passing in June of 2009.
Mark was the beloved grandson of the late Melvin C. Miller, a pioneer in the corrosion control industry and founder of the M. C. Miller Company (please see “A Tribute to our Founder” below).
Mark received a B.S. degree in materials
science and engineering from the University of Florida (Gainesville) in
1979, with a specialty in corrosion engineering, and in 1981 earned a
master’s degree in accounting and business management from the
University of South Florida (Tampa).
Mark began his career at the M. C. Miller
Company under his grandfather’s tutelage as a 15 year old boy doing
various jobs, such as sweeping out the machine shop, packing products
for shipment and some assembly work. He continued to work at the company
during his student days, receiving exposure to all aspects of the
business. After completing his formal education, Mark worked full-time
at M. C. Miller in the areas of electrical engineering design and
business administration. In 1986, Mark succeeded his grandfather as
president of the M. C. Miller Company and successfully managed the
company until his untimely passing. Mark grew the company through his
commitment to in-house research and development. New product development
will be his enduring legacy.
Mark joined both NACE and ASTM in 1978
and was extremely active in both organizations through participation on a
variety of technical committees. He exhibited at NACE’s annual
corrosion conference for 31 straight years on behalf of the M. C. Miller
A Tribute to Our Founder, the Late Melvin C. Miller
Melvin C. Miller began his career in
1914, with the Swett Electric Light Company in Medina, New York. In
1921, he joined Northern States Power Company and six years later moved
to Texas Power and Light Company, where he became chief distribution
In 1936, he joined the Consulting
Engineering Division of Ebasco Services Inc., in New York City, as an
electrical engineer, and remained associated with Ebasco for some 25
years both as an employee and later as a consultant while developing his
As an Ebasco engineer, Melvin C. Miller
first became interested in the field of Cathodic Protection while on
assignment with a gas distribution company around 1940. At that time,
the application of Cathodic Protection for corrosion control of
underground pipelines was in its infancy and Melvin became one of
the true pioneers in this field. Based on his early exposure to the
new field, he established a corrosion engineering group at Ebasco and,
over the years, through his pioneering efforts, was instrumental in the
development of corrosion engineering activities in the United States,
particularly in the field of Cathodic Protection.
As a practicing field engineer working in
the Cathodic Protection field, Melvin C. Miller became aware of an
acute need for precision field-use instruments to detect and record the
extent of external corrosion on underground pipelines and, in the early
fifties, he began working, in his garage, on the design and construction
of instruments that would be practical to take to the field and that
would yield accurate current and voltage data. It didn’t take long for
his meters to attract the attention of his colleagues and soon his meters were in high demand, so much so, that M. C. Miller
established his own manufacturing company to satisfy the demand for his
instruments. The company founded by Melvin C. Miller was headed up by
his grandson, Melvin C. Miller II (Mark Miller), for 23 years until
Mark's passing in June, 2009. The legacy established by Melvin and his
grandson is continued today by the employees of the M. C. Miller Company
and today’s generation of the company’s meters and related test
equipment is in service all around the world.
Throughout his career, going back to the
early forties all the way up to his passing in 1979, Melvin C. Miller
was an active member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers
and he was highly regarded by the Association for his pioneering
contribution to the development of field-use test equipment as well as
for his devotion to educating practicing corrosion engineers. In 1978,
he was presented, by NACE, with the prestigious Frank Newman Speller
Award, for “Outstanding Contributions to Corrosion Engineering”.
Additionally, in the education vane, in
1970, M. C. Miller received the Colonel George C. Cox Outstanding Award
from the University of West Virginia for his longstanding contributions
(going back to its foundations in the mid-fifties) of the Appalachian
Underground Corrosion Short Course. As a lecturer for this short course
and as a seminar presenter all over both North and South America, Melvin
C. Miller, over his extensive career, passed on his knowledge and
experience to literally thousands of corrosion engineers.