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 the entire state of Kansas and oversees all operations at APS.
Jeff is married with 2 children (now both at Kansas State) 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, EHS, Office Management, and she provides Sales Support for all lines.
Outside of APS, Terry and her husband, B.J. like whitewater rafting, target shooting, browsing flea markets for treasures to repurpose, and antiquing. She is a freelance writer, author, and publisher with 3 published books to date.
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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 and Iowa.
Jay and his wife Julie have two sons. The oldest, Logan is now studying at Kansas University and Carson plans to take classes next Spring. 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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Arden is a creative and energetic sales professional that thrives in a collaborative environment. His work experience had been focused on the Energy and Utility industries, where he worked for thirty years. His experience includes working for manufacturers such as Siemens and General Electric. He was also a Manufacturer’s Representative for Siemens, General Electric, Cooper Power Systems, and Virginia Transformer. His work entailed designing, engineering, and implementing complete communication and control systems.
At Advanced Process Systems, he looks forward to working in his home state of Nebraska with feed and grain, pet food, food processing, pharmaceutical, chemical, and other industries. He has traveled extensively all over the state with Nebraska Public Power District and is familiar with the beautiful state of Nebraska.
Arden and his wife Jenny have three grown children. Son Tymothy and his wife live in Miami, son Dusty and his wife live in North Platte and daughter Amanda is starting her second year at University of Nebraska. They also run a family farm with a cow/calf operation and enjoy riding and caring for their horses. Arden and his wife are huge fans of the Nebraska Cornhuskers; whenever possible you will find them in Lincoln.
ADVANCED PROCESS SYSTEMS
4905 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS 66203