Jeff Branson, Owner
Jeff attended Kansas State University, earning a BS in Milling Science and a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics. He applied this education during school through apprenticeships for Cereal Food Processors and Nabisco and upon graduation, joined Cereal Food Processors as a Milling Assistant in California. There he spent several years of hands-on experience. He was promoted to Head Miller and transferred to Cleveland, ultimately working his way up to Mill Superintendent. These experiences taught him a lot about the expectations of plant engineers. He has worked in a plant and understands the importance of timely quotes and accurate budgets.
A family friend who was in the supply equipment business suggested Jeff might enjoy the sales side of processing equipment. He spent the next seven years with an established equipment company gaining a substantial amount of experience covering Kansas and Missouri.
Entrepreneurship seemed the next best step and in 2007 he started Process Systems (now called Advanced Process Systems) providing experience, sales and service of dry, powder and bulk processing equipment and parts. Jeff covers Kansas and Nebraska and the Southwest corner of Missouri.
Jeff is married with 2 children and enjoys all kinds of sports and hunting. He is a faithful K State fan, frequently attending games with his family.
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Terry L. Hale
Terry studied Journalism at Harper College and, with the exception of a few years as a Regional Sales Manager for a highly regarded publisher, her Account Management and Marketing experience has been entirely industrial. Her industrial sales experience has had her on the phone, and in the field. She wrote a well-received cover story for an industry trade magazine while selling in the heavy construction equipment industry and later wrote training manuals for Customer Service, Inside Sales and Technical Research departments.
Terry spent ten years in the plastics industry for a distributor who also provided fabrication, injection molding, and vacuum forming. Handling Kansas and Missouri, she provided on-site application assistance to customers ranging from OEM’s to the KCMO Crime Lab. Additional experience in rigid packaging, CNC machining, and the asphalt industry provided opportunity for sales and service achievements, to engage in Internet Marketing, and to write trade articles, Corporate Policy Manuals, and web content.
At Advanced Process Systems Terry is focused on Inside Sales, Marketing, Office Management, and she provides Sales Support for all lines.
Outside of APS, Terry and her husband, B.J. like whitewater rafting, target shooting, and early this year enjoyed a Hot Air Balloon Ride near Park City, Utah. She is a freelance writer with two published books to date and another scheduled for release in late 2017.
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After attending the College of Architecture and Design at Kansas State University, Jay accepted a position with Continental Cast Stone Mfg., Inc. Continental Cast Stone is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of cast stone masonry products. Jay spent the first five years as a Project Manager, accepted a promotion to Project Coordinator for one year and then became Operations Manager. He spent the next 12 years working with employees in various departments in order to manufacture and deliver products to contractors around the country before choosing a new career path with Advanced Process Systems.
During his time at CCS, Jay worked in the plant and became familiar with the use of equipment such as mixers, dust collectors and conveyors, among others. This experience will be useful as part of the APS team. Jay’s territory includes Missouri (all but the SW corner) and Iowa.
Jay and his wife Julie have two sons. The oldest, Logan plays soccer and Carson enjoys playing baseball. His family spends time taking part in various activities including golf and fishing. They also enjoy going to the stadium for a few Kansas City Royals and Chiefs games each year.
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ADVANCED PROCESS SYSTEMS
7255 W. 98th Terrace, Suite 116
Overland Park, KS 66212