A new year and new titles have brought new opportunities and responsibilities for employees at Applied Process, Inc. as three senior staff members have been recently promoted within their respective departments. “We are pleased to announce the changes at Applied Process,” said chairman John R. Keough, PE. “I am confident that promoting these qualified individuals will allow us to remain leaders in the industry while we continue to improve and grow.”
John B. Wagner was promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer in October 2012. Wagner earned a B.S. in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During his years with Applied Process, Wagner took on the role of plant manager at multiple locations. This experience provided the background for him to take on management responsibility for three AP operations. “I have been with the company for over 12 years,” said Wagner. “It is an honor to take on this new role. I am excited to see what the future holds for the Applied Process family.”
Additionally, Kathy L. Hayrynen, Ph.D., FASM, of the Technologies Division was named director of research and development in November 2012. Dr. Hayrynen earned her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan. She has received numerous awards for both her academic and industrial contributions. In her new position, she will conduct and complete research programs that will allow Applied Process to introduce new sciences and technologies to the heat treatment industry.
Vasko Popovski, PE, was named director of sales and marketing in December 2012. Vasko earned a B.S. in metallurgical engineering and a B.A. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He holds his M.A. in technology from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, and is working towards an MBA from Waynesburg University, Pennsylvania. In this new position, Vasko will continue to direct the sales efforts while carrying out new marketing strategies.