AMP is the newest platform company for Chicago-based private equity firm May River Capital (May River), which focuses on lower middle market industrial growth companies. With a focus on material processing, AMP brings together manufacturers of industry-leading, complementary material processing equipment to enhance customers’ engineering skills. In addition to burgeoning markets like cannabis, AMP focuses on industries like food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and chemicals.
The two companies that make up AMP are Kason Corporation and Marion Process Solutions. Headquartered in Milburn, NJ, Kason has nearly 50 years of experience designing and manufacturing screening, drying, cooling and processing equipment. The company serves a range of industries including food, pharmaceutical, chemical, plastic, energy, minerals, aerospace and defense. Marion Process Solutions, an 80-year-old company based in Marion, IA, custom manufactures processing solutions with industrial mixers and blenders, as well as microwave vacuum drying systems. Marion focuses on food, nutraceutical, mineral, plastic, chemical and biomass industries.
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May River Capital is a Chicago-based private-equity firm focused on investing in lower middle-market industrial growth companies. May River invests in high-quality industrial growth businesses, including precision manufacturing, engineered products, specialized industrial services, and value-added industrial distribution businesses.
The May River family of process equipment manufacturing brands: Cablevey, Spiroflow, Kason, and Marion, offers industry leading advanced material handling equipment and engineering capabilities to address your most complex bulk solids material processing needs.
Automated Handling Solutions (AHS) has aligned Cablevey Conveyors and Spiroflow to be the leading provider of automation solutions, as well as specialized material handling equipment such as enclosed conveyor systems. AHS’ products serve customers in regulated end markets such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, specialty chemical, and general industrial processing.
By aligning two leading industrial processing manufacturers known for their customized solutions, AMP is creating synergies to offer new solutions addressing the greater material processing needs of our customers. AMP will help lay the groundwork for the Kason and Marion teams to expand their platform, addressing even more applications in multiple end markets.
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Executive Chairman, Automated Handling Solutions
Former operating executive at Colfax, Rexnord, IDEX, Danaher and Emerson, Brad specializes in high value manufacturing and engineered products. He has extensive operations and M&A experience and is the current CEO of Hunt Valve, Executive Chairman and Board Member of Advanced Material Processing, and Executive Chairman and Board Member of Industrial Flow Solutions.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Material Processing
Throughout his career, Seth has focused on industrial growth businesses. He first joined AMP as the President of Kason Corporation before moving into his current role at AMP. Seth joined AMP from Timber Automation, a private equity-backed manufacturer of custom sawmill equipment, control systems and optimization technology, where he served as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, he held various leadership roles at Danaher Corporation focused on growth through commercial excellence, new product development, digital marketing, and market adjacencies. Seth received his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University.
Senior VP Engineering & Operations, Advanced Material Processing
Matt has a relentless passion for product development, engineering, and operational excellence. He joined Amp from Marion Process Solutions, a private equity-backed manufacturer of custom mixing equipment and integrated systems, where he served as the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Production Services. Previously he held various leadership roles at ESP International focused on engineering, quality, product development and operations. Matt received his MBA from the Tippie School of Business at the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa.
VP of Sales and Business Development
Lance brings a strong background of providing solutions, leadership, process implementation, and driving commercial excellence in the overall customer experience. Following his education in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Missouri in Columbia, he began his career as an operations focused product engineer and manager, until he was introduced to the world of technical sales by taking on a position as an Application Engineer for Paul Mueller Company. Falling in love with the process of bringing creative solutions to constantly varying customer challenges, he advanced his career into Business Management and then Global Sales Management for the Heat Transfer divisions of Paul Mueller Company. Lance then came to the AMP team leading the Kason sales effort as Director of Sales, before moving on to lead the commercial efforts for North America across AMP’s complete solution platform.
AMP combines the strengths of two highly-engineered product portfolios that are tailored to mission critical applications.
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Cablevey is dedicated to helping food processors and manufacturers move friable materials through our enclosed tube conveyor technology, with our goal to advance profitability, enhance worker and plant safety, promote greater hygiene, protect material integrity, and conserve energy. Our conveying systems are clean, fast and cost effective to install and maintain.
Spiroflow is a global leader in the field of powder handling and dry solids processing and an emerging leader in control systems integration. Our processing equipment is designed to rely on minimal parts for maximum reliability in operation. Spiroflow’s design engineers and process automation team have provided customers with the safest, most efficient, innovative and most reliable process solutions available.
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Kason’s worldwide compliance with the most stringent safety, quality and sanitary standards and regulations, as well as over 50 years of innovative design and vast process experience makes Kason the leader in the manufacturing of screening and processing equipment. Whether your application is simple or complex, low or high capacity, sanitary or industrial, you will find the specialized equipment and the application expertise you need for top performance at Kason.
Marion Process Solutions has been an industry frontrunner for more than 80 years, and our customers have rewarded us with the privilege of serving them time and time again. With many customers still benefiting from their original mixer after decades of regular use, it leaves little doubt as to why our repeat business rate is over 90%. In fact, a significant portion of Marion customers have over 20 Marion mixers in service worldwide.