PRO-BEL | OUR FOUNDER
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Our Founder

In 1978, Marc Lebel established Pro-Bel Services, a high-rise window cleaning venture that would prove to be the predecessor for today’s company. At the time, window cleaning contractors made do with suspension systems that lacked the auxiliary safety line anchoring points that are today considered essential in the event of equipment failure or emergency.

An alarming number of falls led Mr. Lebel to conclude that workers were desperately in need of independent lifelines secured to properly situated rooftop anchors. In the years that followed, Mr. Lebel would spearhead a quantum leap in the fall protection industry, developing and patenting critical devices (including the U-Bar Anchor) that would help to ensure the safety of suspended access personnel.

Never one to rest on his laurels, Mr. Lebel is today more than ever the driving force behind the Pro-Bel brand. He continues to develop innovative solutions and technologies in order to combat the increasingly complex demands set forth by contemporary architecture and structural design.

Furthermore, in his ongoing commitment to the interests of suspended access workers, Mr. Lebel - as a long standing member - continues to sit on the following standards committees, where he actively campaigns for increased safety protocols:

• ANSI/IWCA I.14.1-2001 Window Cleaning Safety Standard
• CAN/CSA-Z291-02 (R2008) Health and Safety Code for Suspended Equipment Operations
• CAN/CSA-Z271-98 (R2004) Safety Code for Suspended Elevating Platforms


"Pro-Bel's purpose from inception
has been to protect window cleaners
against falls from elevation."
Marc Lebel, Founder

Pro-Bel Group Corporate Head Office
765 Westney Rd. S.
Ajax, ON  L1S 6W1 
Canada