As president of Apeks Supercritical, Andy Joseph directs the Leadership Team and communicates the vision for the company. Since launching the business 16 years ago, the overriding goal remains the same: to achieve 100% customer satisfaction.
“That’s absolutely our core,” Andy says. “We aim to build superior, high-quality CO2 plant-oil extraction systems that are user-friendly and delivered on time. In addition, it’s important we support our customers so we provide onsite and virtual training on how to best operate our equipment.”
As an engineer and skilled fabricator with well-rounded experience in engineering and operations management, Andy is a “working CEO.” He spends hands-on time on the manufacturing plant floor alongside other engineers/fabricators and welding technicians helping them to perfect their craft. He and his team continually work to improve the processes and capabilities of Apeks Supercritical systems, such as the Diaphragm Compressor Technology which increases processing efficiency for faster extractions requiring less energy consumption.
Andy is the inventor of five patents, including the Valveless Expansion Technology featured on all Apeks CO2 extraction systems. He received his bachelor’s and master’s of science degree in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Andy founded Apeks Supercritical in 2001 while serving as the Director of Welding and Testing Labs for Edison Welding Institute (EWI), developers of manufacturing technologies. He first learned about mechanical operations and principles during his six years in the Navy operating nuclear submarine reactors. He is a two-time Navy Achievement Medal recipient.
As business owners and the parents of five children, Andy and his wife, Kristen, do not have much free time. But when that day comes, Andy hopes to rebuild Wranglers and ride off road on Jeep Jamborees.