A.J. DeCenso – President

cell: 803-389-0768


A.J. DeCenso founded Preferred Process Solutions in 2013. He has over 20 years of experience selling process equipment including positions with SWECO as Business Development Manager and ECUTEC as North American Sales Manager. A.J. has published numerous papers, conducted seminars throughout the world and holds multiple patents. He has a BSME from Tufts University and an MBA from Xavier University.

Lester Wright – Sales Engineer

office: 704-846-4148

cell: 704-564-1071


Lester Wright joined Preferred Process Solutions as a Sales Engineer in 2015. He comes to us from SWECO, where he spent most of his career. Lester has decades of experience selling equipment in the Carolinas. Through his hard work that territory is now perennially one of SWECO’s best. Lester is known far and wide for his commitment to customer service and we are delighted to have him on our team!

Blake Walker – Sales Engineer

cell: 330-207-6711


Blake Walker joined Preferred Process Solutions as a Sales Engineer in 2018. Blake is a graduate of the Rayen School of Engineering at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He comes to us with a background in project management making him particularly well suited to help our customers execute their projects with us in a timely, efficient manner. Blake was recently married and he and his wife Katrina live in Charlotte, NC.

Julie Craft – Office Manager


Julie joined Preferred Process Solutions in 2017 to help ensure that our office operations run smoothly.  Prior to joining Preferred, Julie managed a local fitness facility.  She still teaches group fitness classes in her spare time, but that spare time is quite limited because she has five kids to keep in line (not including A.J. and Lester).