Fluid Quip Process Technologies, LLC (FQPT)® brings over 100 years of combined experience in corn wet/dry milling, Ethanol and Ag Processing Industries to provide value to our customers. FQPT® leverages this experience to provide value-added technologies to dry-grind ethanol facilities. FQPT® also provides world-class engineering services to the industry ranging from process optimization projects to plant expansions and offers small engineering studies to full turn-key projects.

Key FQPT Individuals:

John Kwik, PE

  • FQPT, President
  • Dominion Energy, Principal: 8 years
  • Process Plus, Principal: 5 years
  • AMG, Process Engineering Manager: 8 years
  • Corn Products, Process Engineer: 2 years
  • University of Western Ontario, Chemical Engineering

Andy Franko

  • Fluid-Quip, President, Founder : 26 years
  • CE Bauer (Sprout/Andritz),Engineering Manager : 7 years
  • Paper Industry, Project Engineer : 8 years
  • Masters Degree in Physics University of Dayton

Neal Jakel

  • FQPT, Vice President Strategy & Technology
  • Illinois River Energy, General Manager: 4 years
  • Delta-T Corp, Program Manager: 3 years
  • Renessen, Biofuels Business Unit Lead: 8 years
  • Cargill, Process Engineer, Project Manager: 7 years
  • University of Wisconsin School of Business, MBA
  • University of Illinois, BS Chemical Engineering

Michael Franko

  • FQPT, Vice President Business Development
  • Fluid-Quip, Inc. Technical Projects Manager: 4 years
  • Stockamp & Associates, Senior Consultant: 3 years
  • Fluid-Quip, Inc. Various R&D Roles: 1994-1998
  • University of Colorado, B.S. Economics & Psychology

Mike Hora

  • FQPT, Engineering Manager
  • Cargill, Project Manager, Comm. Engineer, Process Engineer: 13 years
  • Cargill, PM Experience in Corn Wet Milling and Soybean facilities
  • Iowa State University, BS Chemical Engineering

James Krokey

  • FQPT, Mechanical Engineer: 2 Years
  • Inteva Products, Production Supervisor/Eng. Leadership Program: 1 year
  • University of Dayton, ETHOS Program
  • Osborn Engineering Company, Mech. Eng. Co-Op: Jan 2011-Jan 2013
  • University of Dayton, BS Mechanical Engineering

John Hillmann

  • FQPT,Senior Process Engineer
  • Cargill, Regional Process Development Engineer: 6 years
  • Cargill, Senior Capital Project Engineer: 2 years
  • Cargill, Ethanol Expansion Engineering Lead and Project Engineer: 5 years
  • University of Wisconsin, B.S. Chemical Engineering

Albert Pollmeier

  • FQPT,Process Engineer
  • ADM, Process Engineer: 2 years
  • GPC, Research Project Engineer: 5 years
  • GPC, Research Division Engineer: 3 years
  • Iowa State University, B.S. Chemical Engineering

Aaron Rud

  • FQPT,Senior Process Engineer
  • Koch Fertilizer, Project Engineering Team Leader: 2 years
  • Cargill, Project Engineer: 3 years
  • Cargill, Process Engineer: 2 years
  • Cargill, Department Supervisor: 4 years
  • Iowa State University, B.S. Chemical Engineering

Dr. Allen Lee (technical advisor to FQPT)

  • Lee Tech, Principal
  • Fluid-Quip , Technical Advisor: 10 years
  • Dorr Oliver, Director of Engineering: 11 years
  • Alfa Laval, Manager of Application and R&D: 13 years
  • Sharples, Application and R&D Engineer: 7 years
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering Drexel University