Founder & President
Marvella Steel Placers was established in February 2016 by President and CEO Jacqueline Pruitt. Ms. Pruitt began her career in early 2009 as an Apprentice Ironworker for Local 416. With the odds against her, she made it her everyday task to learn and implement the skills needed to become a successful field Journeyman Ironworker. In her 3rd year as an apprentice, she was given the chance to be a Lead Ironworker on projects such as Berth 200 in the Port of Los Angeles, the Automated Container Movers in the Port of Long Beach, freeway lane additions, bridges, abutments, and miles of retaining walls and barrier rail on the 91 freeway, and slab on metal decks for the famous Wilshire Grand High-rise. Shortly after achieving her Journeyman status, she was given the opportunity to be Foreman and built the Hollywood Park Casino on time and under budget.
Ever since her entrance into the Ironworkers local, she always had the desire to start and run her own rebar outfit and with due diligence perseverance, she researched and educated herself on how to do so.
Michael D. Galvan
Michael joined the Marvella team in 2021, bringing over twenty-four years of experience in the industry as a Project Manager, General Foreman, Foreman, and IW. He utilizes management skills from twenty-two years of reserve military service as a Platoon Sergeant, Operation Chief, Company 1st Sergeant, and Maintenance Management Senior Advisor. He integrates his extensive knowledge and experience to complete any project assigned to him from Caltrans, public works, private to commercial. Michael will focus on all aspects in the company from Sales, Estimating, Detailing, Shipping, Supervision, Project Management and Billing. You can be confident that any project awarded will be in good hands from start to finish.
Starlet has been with the Marvella team since 2019 as the office manager. Starlet Brought with her extensive administrative experience and proficiency in Microsoft office. She focuses on all office aspects in the company, from payroll and certified payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, employee onboarding, billing, and contract paperwork requirements. Starlet ensures the office product matches the excellence of MSP field work product. She is currently pursuing her degree in accounting and bookkeeping. On her free time, Starlet enjoys the beach and spending time with her family and occasional hike with an ocean view.