The 2017 Midwest Powder Show™ Conference Presenters

The only education and marketing forum fully dedicated to powder/dry particulate processing, handling and packaging concerns

Jack Hilbert

Jack Hilbert
Pneumatic Conveying Consultants

Jack Hilbert has brought more than 30 years engineering, field service and start-up expertise to Pneumatic Conveying Consultants. Today the PCC team provides over 100 combined years industry experience delivering expert solutions and proven results. In addition to now heading up the organization, Jack continues to present numerous webinars covering a variety of pneumatic conveying issues and has authored many articles for Powder and Bulk Engineering magazine.


Presenter is highly knowledgeable and encourages questions and discussion making for an engaging course.
J.P. Haramboure, Allied Blower

The live demonstrations were great.
Mike Kelliher, Allied Blower and Sheet Metal LTD

Very well done and the small class size allowed for good Q&A. Instructor used a great demo unit to provide “real life” examples on dilute/dense/mixed flow.
Mike Stevens, BASF

Jack Osborn

Jack Osborn
Airdusco, Inc.

Jack Osborn, Senior Project Engineer for Airdusco Engineering and Design Services, LLC, of Tennessee has 42+ years experience in the concept, design, project management, start-up, and operations/maintenance training for an extensive range of mechanical equipment systems, including dust collection, ventilation, bulk mechanical systems (pneumatic and mechanical), storage, weighing, mixing, batching, etc. In addition he is also a member of all six (6) NFPA committees on combustible dusts (61, 484, 652, 654, 664 and Correlating). Jack has published multiple articles in Powder and Bulk Engineering magazine and is a frequent contributor for Ask the Expert.


Excellent course and I received many good action items for design.

Marcus Bramblett, AMPACET Corp.

Good overall refresher and a number of key points that will be instituted.
Mark Alliegro, AMPACET Corp.

Very informative and educational.
Aaron Chatraw, Ascend Performance Materials

Very helpful and insightful.

Travis Hawks, Hess Pumice Products Inc.

Kerry Johansen

Kerry Johanson
Material Flow Solutions

Dr. Kerry Johanson got an early start in dry material handling as a summer lab technician with Jenike & Johanson in Billerica, Massachusetts during his high school and undergraduate years. Receiving his BS degree in 1985, Kerry spent 14 years with JR Johanson, Inc. in San Luis Obispo California serving as Chief Technical Officer. In 2001, he founded Material Flow Solutions, Inc. and serves as the company’s Chief Operations Officer. He has authored more than 30 technical papers; developed a course for teaching powder flow technology to graduate students, and has mentored three recent doctoral graduates at the University of Florida. Dr. Johanson holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and is an active member of AAPS, AIChE, and ASTM.

Eric Maynard

Eric Maynard
Jenike & Johanson

Senior Consultant with Jenike & Johanson since 1996, Eric has published over two-dozen papers on the storage, flow, and pneumatic transport of bulk solids. He lectures frequently on solids handling and pneumatic conveying through the ASME/AIChE Continuing Education Program and to individual companies. He has designed hundreds of handling systems for bulk solids, with a special focus on the Cement Industry. Eric has particular interest in crushing technologies for the minerals industry, as well as in the field of dust explosions and powder electrostatics. He is a member of ASME, AIChE, and the National Fire Protection Association. Eric received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


Great mix of technical and practical hands on knowledge.
Mike Carey, Krauss Maffei

Great information, clear and straightforward, great presenter.
David Cabral, ZOCHEM

Very knowledgeable and informative with fantastic material and relevance.
David Cabral, ZOCHEM

Great presentation with good examples of flow issues. Time went by very quickly as presenter was dynamic and engaging.
Wes Sanford, Krauss Maffei