Billy Pugh Company’s mission is the manufacturing of a full line of premium quality safety equipment.

With close to 60 years of commitment to quality we continue to “over-build” our safety equipment. All our products exceed the minimum standards set by USCG, OSHA, CE and ANSI.

At Billy Pugh Co. we will work closely with you to customize an existing product or develop a new one for your specific application.

Paul Liberato
Paul LiberatoExecutive Chairman
Mr. Liberato led a group of investors to acquire Billy Pugh Company back in 1989. He held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer until September 2022, when he transitioned to role of Executive Chairman. With more than 33 years leading Billy Pugh, he has been instrumental in building Billy Pugh’s reputation as a leader in marine personnel transfer devices and specialty safety products. He was awarded the Meritorious Public Service Award from the United States Coast Guard in 2014 for his work with the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee. He is co-author of several patents, all lifting related. Mr. Liberato attended Texas Tech University and received a Bachelor of Communications and Economics.
Mike Cadigan
Mike CadiganPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Cadigan joined Billy Pugh Company in September 2022 as President and Chief Executive Officer. With more than 25 years of offshore contract drilling experience, he recently served as COO and then CEO of Atlantica Tender Drilling. Previously, Mr. Cadigan held several leadership roles in startup drilling companies, including Co-founder and Vice President – Administration of Prospector Offshore Drilling and Vice President – HSE for Premium Drilling. He began his career working in safety leadership roles within Noble Corporation and was instrumental in helping Billy Pugh design the X904 transfer basket back when he was the Corporate HSE Manager at Noble. Mr. Cadigan attended the Memorial University of Newfoundland and received a Bachelor of Commerce in majoring Accounting and Economics.