K-State Advanced Manufacturing & Bulk Solids Tech Center Names Director

The new director comes from Schenk Process.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

June 18, 2024

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K State's Advanced Manufacturing & Bulk Solids Tech Center names new director
Jonathan McPherson was the project engineer and account executive at Schenck Process.Kansas State Advanced Manufacturing & Bulk Solids Technology Center

Kansas State University’s Advanced Manufacturing and Bulk Solids Technology Center has hired Jonathan McPherson as its new director.

McPherson was the project engineer and account executive at Schenck Process. As a Project Engineer he was responsible for designing and managing material handling projects from concept to complete system commissioning. While an Account Executive he maintained and developed business relationships within the industries of Performance Materials, Battery, and General Industry. Further he pursued emerging industries to drive business growth. His project backgrounds include Plastics, PVC, Paint, Lead-Acid Battery, Food, and Confectionary.

The Bulk Solids Technology Center (BSTC), on the K-State Olathe campus in Kansas City, is the only university-based facility and staff in North America dedicated to helping industry with bulk solids technology and education. Its strengths include industrial education classes, material testing, research, and consulting projects for powder and bulk solids handling and processing.

More than a dozen companies are working with BSTC to build a full-scale bulk solids handling and processing lab at the new location. Short courses for industry personnel are underway, with four courses held so far this year. Additional public courses this year include Dust Collection, Material Properties Analysis and Testing, and Pneumatic Conveying.

Here is the Advanced Manufacturing and Bulk Solids Tech Center course listing.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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