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JP Square Joins the Applied Process Sales Team!

We am pleased to announce JP Square has joined the Applied Process team as Technical Sales Engineer, effective Monday, July 9, 2018. JP’s primary responsibilities will be to rapidly increase sales by pursuing opportunities with new and existing customers and in new markets. JP will represent the entire range of company services through on-site customer visits, company meetings, attendance at trade shows, and professional committee work. He will focus on customers in the southern states including (but not limited to) Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas and will report directly to me.

JP is an enthusiastic and results-oriented sales professional, experienced in sales, project management and customer service. JP brings over 10 years of experience in sales and business development, and he joins Applied Process following an assignment with FlightSafety International, a company that provides professional world -class training to operators of business, regional and commercial aircraft. JP held the position of Program Manager, where he was responsible for contract review/execution, production and support for commercial full flight simulators. He expanded new and existing customer sales base, and initiated effective sales and customer relations strategies which resulted in an increased profit market share.

JP is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing, and a minor in Business Management & Finance. We anticipate that with his track record for business development and strategic sales planning, JP will be an integral part of AP’s continued growth moving forward. Please join us in welcoming JP to Applied Process!

Applied Process Welcomes a New Controller

We are pleased to announce Josephine (Josie) Miller has joined the Applied Process team as Controller, effective March 19, 2018. Kathy Oleski, Chief Financial Officer, said “We are very excited that Josie is available to join our team and contribute her skills to our joint success!”

Josie’s primary responsibilities will be financial reporting of historical results and forecasting future performance in accordance with established financial accounting and tax rules as well as supporting the execution of management’s strategies and goals with her ideas, analyses and problem-solving skills.

Josie has 10 years of experience in public accounting and carries a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license. She has spent the last 6 years in industry working as a Controller with financial reporting and tax compliance responsibilities as well as participating in software migrations, implementing internal control systems, and instituting change initiatives for company processes to bring them in compliance with outside requirements.

She is intelligent, experience and a quick learner. She is also kind and enjoys supporting others to achieve their own personal success. And we know this because she is not a new comer to AP. She has in fact audited us a couple of times when she was in public accounting!

Josie received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Accounting from Walsh College. She is a mother of two grown children and lives, with her husband, right here in Livonia.

Please join us in welcoming Josie to Applied Process.

AP Is More Than Just a “Heat Treater”

We were recently approached by one of our foundry customers and asked to perform an audit of their operations to assist in their pursuit of excellence and continuous improvement.  Our immediate response was “Definitely! When?” and a date was set for a visit, audit completed and results openly discussed.  Earlier this year we offered casting design inspiration assistance to a customer and it has turned into multiple large opportunities.

Partnering with our customers and growing their knowledge about castings and the austempering process results in cherished “win-win” situations where cost is reduced and product performance is increased.  Allow us to assist by unleashing the deep technical talents that exist within our organization.

ASM George H. Bodeen Award

At the ASM Heat Treating Society- Heat Treat 2017 Show in Columbus, Ohio (last month)- one of our Directors, John R. (Chip) Keough, was honored to receive their George H. Bodeen Award. Established in 1996, the Bodeen Award, recognizes distinguished and significant contributions to the field of heat treating through leadership, management, or engineering development of substantial commercial impact.

The sentiment on the Keough award reads:

“For advancing business growth by emphasizing fundamental materials knowledge in the heat treating industry and for passionately supporting the next generation of engineers through materials education.”

Chip was overheard saying “I am truly grateful to my peers in the heat treating industry for awarding me with their highest honor, but it represents the hard work of a truly remarkable team, the people of Applied Process, who I have been honored to work with”

Mary McKerrell Joins the Applied Process Team!

We are pleased to announce Mary McKerrell has joined the Applied Process team as Director of Regional Sales, effective Monday, September 25, 2017. Steve Metz, VP of Sales, said “we are looking forward to Mary’s contributions in her new role, which is commensurate with her vast experience and relationships she has built with numerous auto manufacturers in Michigan”.

Mary’s primary responsibilities will be to increase AP’s automotive sales segment by pursuing opportunities with new and existing customers. We are also excited to have Mary contribute to her new role by applying her experience and capabilities in the company’s marketing arena due to her previous extensive background in communications. Mary’s primary sales territory/market will be Michigan.

Mary is a consistent top performer in North American new business automotive tier sales, and has 19 years of automotive experience in technical sales. She brings with her 14 years of direct OEM sales experience with FCA, General Motors, and Ford, and is proficient at identifying strategic opportunities and solutions, while possessing intuitive communication and decision making skills.

Mary joins Applied Process from Acument Global Technologies, a provider of fastening and assembly solutions serving customers worldwide, within the automotive, industrial, construction defense and military industries. Mary held the position of Key Account Manager, where she had the responsibility of managing automotive tier accounts worth over $35 million.

Mary is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, MI, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Harold Karp, CEO, said “we anticipate Mary, with her track record for growing and maintaining strong business relationships with customers and industry partners, will be an integral part of AP’s continued growth moving forward”.

Please join us in welcoming Mary to Applied Process!

Fab to Cast Conversions Bring Success to AP and Our Customers

he major area that OEM’s find benefits from the use of ADI is in Fabrication to Casting conversions. These conversions lower cost, increase performance, and reduce part number counts. Unfortunately, many engineering teams are short staffed or aren’t fluent in casting design. For these reason, the Applied Process staff assists customers with numerous casting conversions every year. Through assisting in the conceptual design and conversion process we can help reduce the time and labor that is involved in a conversion.

Pequea is an Agricultural company who found huge benefits in the Fabrication to Casting Conversion process. Last year they converted their Inner and Outer Tetter Pivots from two separate welded assemblies that incorporated 40+ individual components to a single Austempered Ductile Iron Casting that can be reversed to form both the Inner and Outer pivot parts. This is a reduction of 47 part numbers that they no longer make, order, or inventory. This conversion equated to a huge cost savings, improved product consistency and increased performance.

If you have a troublesome fabrication or a part that you feel might make a good casting conversion, don’t hesitate to contact your local sales person. We would be happy to help you achieve success like the example shown above!