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Team Biographies

Chris Wheat
With nothing more than a vision and a dream, Chris's father, Doug Wheat, founded Process Technology, Inc. (PTI) in 1986. From the age of 12 years old, Chris knew what his professional future held and began taking steps toward one day becoming President of PTI. His passion for the industry rapidly grew as he progressed within the ranks at PTI. Soon after obtaining an Economics Degree from the University of Utah, Chris purchased PTI from his parents in 2007 and has never looked back.

Over the years, Mr. Wheat has served on multiple industry rep councils and is currently a member of AHTD and MCAA. Chris is also a past member of Vistage, a CEO peer group. "Once you stop learning and growing, you might as well die" is a common theme within Mr. Wheat's life.

As President of PTI, Chris's primary responsibility within Process Technology is to provide a clear vision and distinct direction of PTI's future. He has always been motivated by doing the right thing. This mantra is one which guides his entire life. Chris has set some lofty goals for PTI and strongly believes that if you place the right individuals in the correct position, the positive outcome is limitless.

Chris is married and has four wonderful children. He is an avid golfer and enjoys a good ski day in the Utah mountains, especially if there is fresh powder. Chris can also be found traveling with his wife, reading a good book and continually looking for the best piece of meat to put on his smoker.

 


Buddy Alford
Buddy specializes in tailored water treatment solutions to meet the specific needs of prospects and clients. His expertise includes water treatment equipment, system design engineering, system service and automation. He provides solutions for industrial, remediation, food and beverage, water reuse, agriculture, power & utilities, breweries, wineries, oil & gas, as well as pharmaceutical facilities. Buddy's goal for each project is to enhance system operations and reduce total plant operating costs.

His market and technical experience, along with his relationships with customers throughout the life of each project offers so much value to every PTI customer. Days off - Gone fishing!

 


Joshua Brunson
Josh joined PTI as a Sales Engineer in Idaho in December of 2020, bringing over 20 years of Sales and Management experience, Among the more impactful roles of his career, Josh has worked as a District Sales Manager in the Management Consulting Industry as well as the VP of Sales Operations for a manufacturer of custom power supplies.

Josh approaches everything he does with a passion and enthusiasm that is nothing short of contagious. When not at work providing inspirational, world class customer support, you will most likely find him exploring (or blazing) a new trail in his never-ending quest to find the perfect campsite.

Much to his surprise and delight, Josh was able to marry the girl of his dreams in 2018. He has yet to recover from the shock of her gracious acceptance and is forever working towards becoming the man that she deserves.

 


Brian Camacho
Brian Camacho has joined the PTI team and brings with him 20+ years of application knowledge and experience in the Instrumentation, Valve and Process Automation. Brian is focused on providing solutions for current plant challenges as well as supporting and introducing new technologies for upgrading or new applications in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada.

Prior to Brian's introduction to the Instrumentation and Automation world, Brian served eight years in the United States Air Force (USAF) in support of Operations Desert Storm, Joint Analysis Center (Central Intelligence Agency for the European Command), and Operations Northern and Southern Watch. After Brian served for the USAF, for the next 20+ years he has been approached with numerous sensing, valve automation, and PLC/VFD automation challenges and has assisted in introducing successful solutions.

Besides his passion of the outdoors, he is passionate about the customer experience when it comes to solving a plant challenge successfully and being a reliable resource for the Customer and PTI Team.

 


Joanne Gallagher
Joanne joined the PTI team in January 2019 after relocating to Utah from the Philadelphia area. With over 20 years of sales and marketing experience, Joanne is excited to assist customers in their sales experience and provide online resources to the PTI website. She is passionate about communicating PTI messaging, from product solutions to order processing that enhance PTI's great customer service and business processes.

Joanne and her husband enjoy playing Pickleball and exploring Utah's outdoor playground. She is hoping her family back east will come west and join in the fun!

 


Jaimie Garvin
Jaimie joined the PTI family after spending the last 17 years with Kirst Engineering in Billings Montana. Jaimie brings over 35 years of industrial equipment experience and design. Under the direction of Dave Kirst, Jaimie became known as the "FIXER" solving many difficult applications in MT, ND and WY. Prior to Kirst Engineering, Jaimie established the valve service arm for FCX Performance in Columbus, Ohio.

Currently, Jaimie and his wife reside in Fishtail, Montana with their 2 dogs. He and his wife are avid outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy taking the path less traveled.

 


Daniel Gibbs
Daniel is an Air Force veteran who served at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, where he worked on A-10's. After 6 years on active duty, he moved back to his family's hometown of Akron, Ohio. There he joined the Ohio National Guard, and worked on F-16's. During this time, he also attended The University of Akron where he earned his mechanical engineering degree. After earning his degree, Daniel took on various roles in the manufacturing industry, eventually finding his way back to Arizona.

Daniel joined the PTI team as a sales engineer in March 2020. He is passionate about gaining a good understanding of a customer's problems and helping achieve a solution tailored for them. As he enjoys taking on challenges that encourage growth in his development as an engineer, Daniel also focuses on building trusting relationships with his customers. He believes both are equally important and strives to become a valuable resource for his customer.

When Daniel is away from work he is with his family and friends. He likes to explore the desert on Jeep runs through the mountains nearby. His family can also be found hiking, biking, or snowboarding throughout the year.

 


Nate Huff
Nate has been working with actuation and controls for over 20 years, primarily in the natural gas industry. He is a graduate of Utah Valley University. He began his career by getting hands on experience via both factory assembly and field service of actuation and related controls. This experience lead him into the world of technical sales where he enjoys working with customers to provide solutions.

Nate has too many hobbies, but his favorites include hiking, hunting, exploring Utah's back country, wrenching on his 1969 Ford Bronco, and most of all, traveling with his wife.

 


Dax Julian
Dax joined the team in November of 2020 as a Sales Engineer. He comes to PTI with over 17 years of experience in the O&G Industry as an Industrial Sales and Valve Automation specialist. He is a highly effective professional with hybrid operations and sales background based here in the Rockies. 

Born and raised in Littleton, CO, Dax is married with 2 boys and enjoys anything outdoors, especially mountain biking and fly fishing.

 


Kristel Lundberg
Kristel has been with PTI for over 14 years providing stability and compassion and aligning corporate goals with the well- being of our employees. She is a graduate of Utah Valley University, and is currently back in school to finish her MBA. She has teenage boy/girl twins, who are involved in everything under the sun! She thoroughly enjoys being a busy full-time working mom. PTI brings her immense satisfaction as it affords her the ability to be a part of something so customer and employee focused. One of Kristel's favorite parts of PTI are the core values stated and lived by, genuinely providing awesome opportunities for personal and professional growth and development.

When she's not at work and now not at school, she enjoys watching her kids' sporting events, going to the movies, reading, and playing golf with her family.

 


Greg Martin
Greg is a 6-year US Navy Veteran and served as an Electronics Technician. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and worked in customer service and sales virtually his entire career. He really enjoys helping customers solve problems. Getting to know customer's unique processes and difficulties is the best part of his job.

Greg comes from a large family, and has lived all over the world, but Arizona has really come to fit him well. Can't beat the heat!

 


Joe Nelson
Joe joined the PTI team in the summer of 2020 as the Director of Sales. With 25 years of experience in operations, sales, and management, he specializes in creating relationships in competitive markets.

Joe has a strong financial and business foundation, having earned his MBA from the University of Washington. In addition to personal ethics, he values honesty and integrity.

In his free time, Joe enjoys Jeep'n and riding dirt bikes in the wilds of Utah with his family. He's also a fan of spirited drives through winding mountain roads in his Mini Cooper. On any given weekend, you'll find him detailing cars for family and friends in his driveway.

 


Tom Noel
Tom joined the PTI team in February of 2024 as an application engineer / technical project management. He has 20 years experience selling instrumentation solutions for process automation. Specializing in water & wastewater equipment and instrumentation having high engineering content: flow, measurement & analytical sales, project management, estimating, application / technical support; with emphasis customer satisfaction.

When not working, Tom and his family enjoy sports and the great outdoors; snow skiing, waterskiing, mountain biking, hiking and spending time together.

 


Jessica Oakley
Jessica has been with PTI since July of 2013, responsible for all things Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. She is a second generation PTI employee, following her mother, Shirley Knickerbocker, who retired after 22 years with the company. Jessica has been watching this company grow since she was a teenager and is very proud to be a part of an organization with such solid and impressive values.

Outside of work, Jessica loves live music in all forms, and volunteers at Red Butte Garden working their outdoor summer concert series. She and her husband also love traveling, usually with the goal of seeing an NFL or MLB game, or checking another National Park off the list.

 


Rich Robins
Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Rich worked at Process Measurement Company for 27 years, first in Minnesota as an Instrument Technician, then in 1990 PMC Rich moved to the new branch office in Denver and he was later promoted to Branch Manager.

In 2014 Rich joined Process Technology, Inc. as the first employee covering the Front Range based out of Denver. In addition to outside sales, Rich manages the Denver office which include the Front Range states of CO, WY, MT.

Rich has over 25 years of sales experience, including 20 years as a Branch Manager. His career has been a rewarding experience, dedicated to working with people and helping start two service-oriented Process Instrumentation branch offices.

When Rich is away from work, it is family and friends and as much fishing as he can muster. His home away from home is on the water. When it's his time to rest in peace he wants to become a fish.

 


Seth Schulz
Seth joined the PTI warehouse team in July 2022. His expert attention to detail in shipping in receiving stems from his experience as Warehouse Manager in the glass industry. Hailing from the blue grass state of Kentucky, Seth has made Utah his home. He enjoys hiking and camping with his wife and daughter.

 


Jacob Shupe
Jake assists the PTI team with all the product lines on how to program/identify and come up with the best solution for the customer's application. Since the age of 18, Jake worked in a factory as a maintenance tech, PLC programmer, HMI designer and machine builder. He has completed multiple panel builds, HMI designs and project start-ups around the U.S.

Jake is motivated in his style of work because he can change how people look at technology - making a machine that was once time consuming for a technician to trouble shoot easily by displaying the problem on an HMI screen. In addition, he helps supervisors and upper management create uptime tracking on machines so reports can be generated for displaying in meetings. Jake stands out here at PTI having a positive attitude and a drive to teach and learn.

Outside of the office he spends most of his time with his family. He loves spending time riding an RZR around in the mountains and racing boats on the lake. When he's not doing that, he loves sharing his passion for aviation.

 


Roger Smith
Roger is motivated by learning and exploring new concepts from customers and manufacturers and is intrigued by how processes work. He has 10 years of experience in industrial sales, providing process measurement and control solutions based on the customer's needs. In addition to studying General Ed and Geologic Engineering at the University of Utah, he has 30 years of construction experience including over 20 years of running and managing job sites. This experience gives him a customer's perspective of vendor sales.

Roger enjoys the outdoors, fly fishing, river rafting, camping and mountain biking and he is passionate about BEER and homebrewing.

 


Dan Taylor
Dan joined PTI as a Sales Engineer in Utah/Nevada in June of 2021. He has over 15 years of experience working with Automation. With 10 of those years as a Mechanical Engineer designing, building and helping manage automated fabrication cells.

Dan is extremely motivated when it comes to building things and making processes better. He prides himself on his work ethic and loves working with people and building great friendships and relationships with customers. Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Weber State University.

Dan loves spending time with his wife of 16 years and three kids and doing anything outdoors with them. He is also a sports enthusiast and loves to play any sport you can think of.

 


Gabriel Velez
Gabriel is a Colorado native living in SLC. He does inside sales support, graphic design and manages the warehouse for PTI. When not at work, he is working diligently on painting and spending time with his 2 amazing kids.

 


Brian Waslo
Brian works for PTI as an application engineer in our Denver, CO office. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering and has over 12 years of experience, primarily in the oil and gas industry. In his most recent position, Brian provided field and engineering support for the startup of various gas processing facilities. He is attentive to his customers' needs and believes building and maintaining solid customer relations is a key attribute to overall success.

In his free time, Brian is an avid outdoorsman. Mountain biking, hiking the 50+ "14'ers" located in Colorado and spending time on his family's farm in Pennsylvania are a few of his true passions.

 


Cale Whitney
Cale joined the PTI team in October of 2022 bringing with him over 11 years of experience in the factory automation field with 6 of those years in applications and customer implementation. He is native to Colorado and graduated from Metro State College of Denver with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Cale brings a strong background in sensing technology, connectivity, controls, and motion along with a curious nature of learning how machines function, what makes a processes work, and finding effective solutions.

Outside of work he enjoys spending his time traveling with his wife and two boys, playing out of doors, and trying new sports. Cale is currently learning to play ice hockey with his oldest son.

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