AMP, Marion, and Kason Announce Unified Management Team

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CHICAGO, IL – Advanced Material Processing (AMP) today announced the formation of a new management team that consolidates the operations of its two subsidiary companies, Marion Process Solutions and Kason Corporation.

Marion, based in Marion, Iowa, has been a leading producer of industrial mixingdrying and integrated material handling solutions for more than 85 years. Based in Millburn, New Jersey, Kason has for 65 years created sifting and screeningdrying/cooling/moisturizing, and particle reduction solutions. Both companies are heavily involved in creating process solutions for multiple industries including food and beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical, mineral, biomass, cannabis, plastics, and more.

“Both Marion and Kason lead their respective industries,” said Brad Sterner, CEO and Chairman of AMP. “Since we created AMP in 2019, we’ve seen time and again how that expertise and industry knowledge transcend products, as it offers customers complete process solutions. Combining management under the AMP umbrella is the next logical step in better serving our customers with one voice and a more integrated solution.”

Seth Vance, formerly the President of Kason Corporation, will now serve as President of AMP. Prior to his time at Kason, Vance served as Chief Operating Officer at Timber Automation and held various commercial leadership roles with Danaher Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

“There is so much potential in bringing these highly skilled groups together,” said Vance. “Chief among them is the opportunity to create a seamless customer experience across our brands while also bringing our collective knowledge to bear on the key challenges our customers face.  We are confident the combination of the Marion and Kason product portfolios provides a powerful and transformative offering that will impact our customers’ operations and margins in a significant and tangible manner.”

About AMP

A platform company of May River Capital, Advanced Material Processing (AMP) excels in process engineering and consultative sales for process solutions across multiple industries. Combining the industry-leading experience of Kason Corporation and Marion Process Solutions, AMP creates a synergistic approach to all parts of the processing industry as well as testing, integration, installation and service of these comprehensive systems.

About May River Capital

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.  

About Kason

Kason has more than 50 years of experience as a global leader in designing and manufacturing screening, drying, cooling and processing equipment and systems, with worldwide compliance with the most stringent safety, quality and sanitary standards and regulations. The company is headquartered in Milburn, NJ with offices in Canada and the U.K as well as a global network of sales reps. The company serves a range of industries including food, pharmaceutical, chemical, plastic, energy, minerals, aerospace and defense. For more information, visit Kason

About Marion Process Solutions

Founded in 1938, Marion Process Solutions is dedicated to delivering custom-manufactured processing solutions to companies in the food, nutraceutical, mineral, plastic, chemical and biomass industries. With process solutions in over 75 countries on 6 continents, serving hundreds of global Fortune 1000 companies, the Marion brand serves as the standard of excellence in the material handling industry. For more information, visit 

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