I find art in a well-struck nine-iron slightly cut into the wind with just enough backspin to make you think it might go in the hole and watching a great punter find the coffin corner at the 1-yard line.
I enjoy walking and working out; mostly the feeling when finished. Other things I really enjoy – fine red wine served at 68 degrees F (slowly warming to 71), anywhere and anytime with my lovely wife, Denise.
I love my cat (a first for me at 60+)… my dog reminds me that love exists without conditions and displaying pure joy is the best way to express love and devotion. My cat plays with my heart and toys with my mind. She is probably God’s messenger sent to remind me that I am not nearly as important, intelligent, or controlling as I think I am.
I love my children (all three of them) just as they are. The grey hair and experience part is frankly really an annoyance to me because I do want to live forever.
I am the CEO of Custom Powder Systems, but before I started this phase of my career, I spent a number of years in sales and leadership positions in the agriculture industry. I have a degree from Oklahoma State University in economics, and an MBA from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
I find art in singing with the Springfield Mid-America Singers. I also enjoy yoga for calming the soul and staying flexible!
In 2005, I was lucky enough to be asked to come to help start up this new adventure called Custom Powder Systems (CPS). I started on the shop floor as a craftsman fabricator, carrying welding certificates in AWS and ASME. I eventually worked my way up to a supervisory role. When a position came available in the Quality Department, I jumped on the opportunity and haven’t looked back. With over 22 years of experience, I love helping others improve on their skill sets and take pride in their work as much as my own.
I currently provide the inspections of all of the various stages of CPS’s processes starting with Pre-Process Parts, and moving through the Fabrication, Grinding, Clean-Up, and NDT, even finalizing the documentation prior to shipping the product.
When I am not at work, you can find me playing “Weekend Warrior” traveling the world with the Missouri Air National Guard, coaching my son’s little league football team, taking one of my classic cars out for a cruise, out riding my Harley, or relaxing next to the pool with my beautiful family.
I truly enjoy the challenge of conceptualizing, developing, and implementing solutions for our customers.
My true passion is spending time with my family, watching our grandchildren explore, experience, and grow. If it happens to be on the lake, then that makes it all the better.
I am the Senior VP of Products at Custom Powder Systems, and I conceptualize solutions for our clients.
I find art in Pinball Machine restoration, enjoy 80’s band reunion tour concerts, and crazy about late ’60 muscle cars.
I enjoy meeting and working with people from around the world and strive to be an ambassador of the United States and our company. When working with and helping people solve their problems, I am able to reach a whole new level of camaraderie with them.
My passion is my family, and my hobby is my guitar and playing with our contemporary church band.
I am the Director of Engineering at Custom Powder Systems. I have a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Arizona and have taken Graduate level courses in Management at Indiana Wesleyans University. I have over 25 years’ experience in capital and custom equipment manufacturing and have managed engineering groups in both, conventional and matrix environment.
I like helping to coordinate community events, such as interfaith meetings and blood drives, and also enjoy gardening and family time.
I have been a pharmaceutical, food, and chemical industry equipment manufacturer for 22 years, serving as Automation Engineer, Automation Director, and Technical Services Director.
Over the years I’ve had many hobbies and interests:
I have been married for 36+ years. We have no children, but my wife and I both have big families that we feel blessed to be a part of and enjoy visiting with them.
I work with an awesome safety team that provides outstanding results in our overall safety record.
I work with an outstanding management team on our wellness that has committed to the improvement of our employee’s health and looks for ways to improve their employee’s time with Custom Powder Systems.
I work with Work Force Development that provides leadership and training goals that have enabled several of our employee’s opportunities to advance their careers and achieve their life goals.
I work with owners that are forward-looking in regards to the company and employee growth.
I work with the benefit providers that continually look for ways to provide the highest quality benefits; in health care, 401K benefits, and assistance in all areas of our business.
It is the team that makes CPS the best company to work for and with. They understand the commitment to the company and to each other.
I have three Yorkie dogs. We enjoy the lake, going for walks, and working in the yard. I enjoy the many friends I have and spending time with family. I have enjoyed volunteering and once received an award from President Obama because of my efforts.
I work with all departments to get all the parts needed to complete the highest quality equipment while maintaining on-time delivery.
I enjoy road cycling, mountain biking, camping (in an air-conditioned camper), hiking and spending quality time with family.
“I believe that a team is made from all members, not just the key roles.
I manage Manufacturing and follow up with all department to keep jobs on schedule.
I enjoy being outdoors, but my true passion is my family. We love camping together, hiking, or just sitting down to a good family movie.
When I came to the U.S. from Taiwan in 2009, I couldn’t speak one word of English. One year of community college taught me the language … along with drafting & design. That knowledge led to my career as a drafter at Custom Powder Systems. I was soon promoted to Mechanical Designer, and then quickly promoted again to Project Manager, a role I truly enjoy.
When I’m not hard at work, you’ll find me tinkering with electronics at home, surfing Lifehacker.com, or spending time with my wife and daughter.
I became a proud American citizen on April 13, 2017. 🇺🇸
I am the Director of Technology and have 25 years of direct experience in the design and construction of barrier and isolation systems for the biological, chemical, and nuclear industries.
I hold a BS degree in Industrial Engineering and am a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Glovebox Society, the primary engineering association for this technology.
With 20+ years of experience in the design and construction of barrier and isolation systems in biological, chemical, and nuclear industries, I am the Director of Engineering at Custom Powder Systems. I hold an Associate’s Degree in mechanical drafting and design and am a member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers and the American Glovebox Society (AGS). I also work with the Standards Writing Committee developing the next “Guideline of Practices” for AGS.
I manage the daily component quotes, sales, and follow-ups. I also assist Technical Services with quotes and customer relations and facilitate historical research for members of our estimating and sales teams.
I have also been trained in QA, Purchasing, Shipping/Receiving, Internal Auditing, and Project Management.
I enjoy helping others achieve our overall goals here at Custom Powder Systems.
When not working, I can be found taking care of my lawn, my mother’s lawn, and about six others that belong to close friends and family.
I actually enjoy working and staying busy; it’s just second nature to me. It gives me a chance to take care of the people that mean the most to me.
Speaking of nature, I enjoy ALL forms of it.
Whether it’s snowboarding down a Colorado mountainside or creeping in a canoe down a stream in southern Missouri, I find the same peace.
I am a Sales Executive at Custom Powder Systems and have over 30 years’ experience in the Stainless-Steel Industry working the various positions of Fabricator, Machinist, Shop Foreman, QA Manager, Service Technician, and Sales.
GOD and family are first to me. I believe in teamwork and helping others succeed in life.
When not at work you can find me at the lake with family and friends boating or tied up in the back of a cove enjoying life. I also love teaching my sons how to build race cars and 4000 plus HP engines that they can race with.
My life’s motto: Life is short – work hard, play even harder and enjoy life to its fullest.
I joined Custom Powder Systems in January of 2019 after working 17 years in the Stainless Steel Industry. I enjoy working with people and assisting our customers with their replacement parts.
I have two wonderful children – my son is 25 years old and has graduated from college and is now enlisted in the Army and recently deployed to Poland. My daughter is 20 and is finishing her 2nd year at OTC. She plans on completing her education at MSU with a degree in Elementary Education.
In my spare time I enjoy exercising and spending time outdoors either at the lake or planting flowers and playing in the dirt. I love dogs and have a 7-year-old Terrier mix named Gracie. She is like another child to me. I am adopting a 1-year-old 4 lb. Yorkie named Sebastian. So I will soon be the mother to two fur babies. I’m so excited!
CPS is a wonderful company and I am so excited to be a part of the team. I can honestly say I enjoy coming to work each day.
I specialize in estimating hours and materials for quotes and work with the sales department to get quotes to our customers on time.
I thank God for my wife and two boys. We enjoy spending the spring, summer, and fall seasons traveling the country watching them play baseball.
I previously worked as Chief Mechanical Engineer for WorleyParsons [a major EPC] and for Chevron Phillips as a Subject Matter Expert in Polymer Finishing. My strengths are being able to use an intuitive process that utilizes my systematic engineering training to come up with innovative and effective solutions for the customer.
I enjoy mentoring younger engineers and helping all my coworkers fulfill their true potential so that their jobs provide satisfaction not only for the company’s bottom line but for an individual’s sense of accomplishment.
I began my career as an engineer and worked for fifteen years before becoming a United Methodist Ordained Pastor. I served the UMC in various positions including successfully starting a new church and revitalizing a declining church for fifteen years as a full-time pastor. I returned to engineering in July 2008. My experience as a Pastor gives me valuable insights in building relationships, leadership, and motivating people.
When not working, I enjoy volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and preparing food and feeding the homeless as well as at times teaching Sunday School for Parents/al taking care of Special Needs children [whether the child is an adult or much younger]. I like to read historic novels—mainly on the Napoleonic Wars and the American Civil War.