Joshua Brandes joined PTL as president in March of 2018 following years as a manager at sister company GPI.

Joshua Brandes began his career with Great Plains Ventures during college working as a quality inspector for PowderTech. Following graduation, Josh transferred to Great Plains Industries to work in purchasing, and was chosen in 2014 to lead GPI’s LEAN implementation. Josh was promoted to Distribution Manager for Tractor Supply, a key account for GPI. In November of 2017, Josh was asked to bring his knowledge of LEAN and continuous improvement to PowderTech, and was named president of PTL in addition to his duties at GPI. Josh also sits on the board for Aerospace Systems and Components where he helps provide a LEAN vision for ASC.

Joshua is a graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration. He is the son of Susayn Brandes and grandson of founder Charlie Peer.

When Josh isn’t at work, which is rare, he is parenting his furry children Kirby and Ichi with his wife Nikki.