about us

R2P Innovations was founded with a targeted focus on addressing the threat of an active shooter and offers the most innovative ballistic- and breach-resistant doors ever designed: beautiful, practical and built to save lives.

Engineered for the intensity of today’s environment, R2P’s state-of-the-art protective doors are created using the most advanced military-grade materials, tested using the most extreme standards and customizable to accommodate a broad range of applications, security needs and architectural preferences.

R2P’s team of dedicated designers, engineers and security professionals — with more than 40 years of combined experience in military vehicle production, ballistic design, implementation of security services and direct combat experience — has engaged in years of research and development to create a security solution that can be implemented quickly with no ongoing maintenance or costs. R2P’s industry-leading doors are designed to enable anyone to easily turn any space into a safe room and create a lifesaving shield.

The R2P name is derived from the United Nations’ “Responsibility to Protect” principle, which stipulates that all partner nations share a responsibility to ensure the safety of the world’s people with protection from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and other crimes against humanity. This “Responsibility to Protect” principle serves as the foundation of our pledge to protect people from those who would cause them harm in their most vulnerable spaces, such as schools, workplace environments and places of worship.

R2P doors are proudly made in the USA and are the best protective doors available. Simply lock the door and save lives.

Our Team

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Tony Deering, CEO

In 1984 Tony began working as a laborer in a South African steelyard. Over a short period of time, he transitioned through many areas of operations before joining the military, where he served as an officer in the South African Airborne Forces. After leaving the military he began a small steel fabrication and supply business from the back of a pickup truck. Demonstrating an ethos of excellence from the beginning, Pegasus Steel experienced phenomenal growth and success. In 2006, Tony traveled to Charleston, South Carolina with the goal of establishing a new world-class steel fabrication business. From its humble beginnings with 10 inspired individuals, Pegasus Steel USA has grown to employ more than 160 skilled team members. He attributes this great success to 4 key ingredients: always delivering quality product, delivering on time, producing it safely, and producing it efficiently. Tony is a qualified shark diver, parachutist, and fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter pilot. He has run many marathons and taken part in some of the world’s toughest ultra-endurance events. He is married to Renee with whom he shares three beautiful children and two adorable grandchildren.

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Jayme Hightower, CFO

Jayme serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Pegasus Steel. Joining Pegasus six months after its opening, Jayme has also held the positions of Controller and Vice President of Finance. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina at Aiken with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree. During her time off you will find her at home with her husband and four dogs. Jayme is a native of Aiken, South Carolina who loves staying active and being outdoors, traveling, and baking in her spare time.


Following a distinguished military career with the U.S. Army, Davis held a series of Senior Civilian Leadership positions within the White House and U.S. Departments of Defense and State. Davis most recently served as Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations at the U.S. Department of State where he oversaw maintenance and operations at 290 overseas diplomatic posts. He also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense providing high level advice and guidance pertaining to energy, installation and environmental issues associated with the department’s 500 installations and 500,000 structures valued in excess of $1T. Davis, who earned his B.S. in Engineering from West Point Military Academy and MPA from Harvard, is also a National Security Fellow from Hoover Institute and an Assistant Professor of Security Studies at George C. Marshall European Center.