A.J. DeCenso – President

cell: 803-389-0768


A.J. DeCenso founded Preferred Process Solutions in 2013. He has over 25 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.  An avid golfer, A.J. also practices yoga and lives in Charlotte, NC.

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 and his wife Katrina live in Charlotte, NC.

Julie Craft – Office Manager

office: 704-529-9373


Julie joined Preferred Process Solutions in 2017 to help ensure that our office operations run smoothly.  Prior to joining Preferred, she managed a local fitness facility.  Julie still teaches group fitness classes and works as a personal trainer when not in the office.

Lester Wright – Sales Engineer (retired)


After more than 50 years of selling SWECO equipment Lester Wright retired in 2020.  What Lester accomplished over his career is nothing short of incredible.  He built the Carolinas into a territory that consistently ranks among SWECO's top producers.  Getting there wasn’t easy.  Lester drove well over one million miles, ran nearly 2,000 tests and sold untold thousands of machines.  He will be missed but not forgotten.  Lester and his wife Ginger are enjoying his retirement on their farm near Charlotte, NC.  We wish them both all the best!!