Advanced Plating Technologies Ranks Among Top Fifty US Finishing Shops in 2015

Product Finishing Top Plating Shops AwardAdvanced Plating Technologies has been recognized as one of the best finishing shops in the United States by Products Finishing Magazine. Fifty finishing shops achieved this designation based upon 4 areas of criteria measured in Products Finishing’s industry benchmarking survey:

  • Current finishing technology
  • Finishing practices and performances
  • Business strategies and performances
  • Training and human resources

Significant statistical advantages of lead times, scrap and utilization were shared by the top shops as compared to several hundred North American plating operations that did not achieve the top fifty cut.

Complete details may be found at 2015 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.

Advanced Plating Technologies to Exhibit at 2015 SHOT Show

Advanced Plating Technologies will be exhibiting in booth 1009 at the 2015 SHOT show (Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade show) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 20th through the 23rd.

SHOT Show 2015


“We couldn’t be more excited to return for the twelfth consecutive year to the SHOT show,” says company President John Lindstedt.  “APT has continued to develop engineered coating technologies specific to the ammunition and firearm industries including our Black-TPD, Techni-crom and Ducta-bright 7a Nickel finishes.  In addition, we invested heavily in automation and processing capacity in 2014 to offer our premium processes in high volume and at competitive prices for today’s critical self defense, carry and law enforcement applications.”

We invite you to learn more about Advanced Plating Technologies’ range of coatings used in the ammunition and firearm markets within this site including more on our Techni-crom, Ducta-bright 7a Nickel and heavy build copper plating of projectiles.  

Advanced Plating Technologies has a very busy show schedule in 2015.  Stay tuned for future updates on upcoming exhibits.

APT – Welcome Our Newest Staff Members!

Advanced Plating Technologies is hiring energetic people that want to be part of a growing company with a focused mission and core values.  We are proud to welcome our newest staff members and look forward to the contributions they will make to our success…

Patrick Hagarty


As Production Supervisor, Patrick Hagarty is responsible for facilitating continuous  improvement and meeting and exceeding company goals of safety, quality and productivity of select plating lines.

Patrick attended Marian College of Fond du Lac WI where he graduated with a Bachelor of   Business in Operations Management. A former Marine instructor, he has over ten years of manufacturing management experience and has worked for Mercury Marine as a Metallurgy Tech and Heat Treating Supervisor and most recently was Supervisor of Quality and Metallurgy for ATI Latish in Milwaukee, WI. With a heavy background in Lean Manufacturing methodologies, we are happy to have Patrick as a part of the Advanced Plating team.


Bradley Bondhus

IMG_1085Bradley Bondhus graduated from University of Wisconsin – Stout with a Bachelor of Applied Science with a concentration in Nanoscience.  From the beginning of his college career, he was very involved in undergraduate research programs such as, researching and developing nanoscale filtration devices, designing and procuring equipment to build a vacuum system capable of synthesizing nanomagnetic devices and various other projects throughout the years.  Bradley was also an executive member of campus organizations such as Kappa Lambda Beta Fraternity, Blue Devil Boxing Club and a founding member of UW-Stout’s chapter of the Materials Research Society.  His ambition and earnestness has brought him to work for Advanced Plating Technologies as a Process Engineer where he will strive to improve the services of APT for the company as well as its customers.



Lindsey LoehnerLindsey

                As our Quality Manager, Lindsey Loehner is responsible for developing, implementing, communicating, and maintaining initiatives that promote quality performance improvement throughout our company including managing ISO systems 9001:2008 and 13485:2003.  She has worked in quality for the past 5 years and most recently as the Quality Assurance & Safety Manager at a food processing and manufacturing facility.

                Lindsey attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  We are excited to have Lindsey as part of the Advanced Plating Technologies team and look forward to her contributions to our continuing success.


Daniel Russow

As an Estimating Engineer, Daniel Russow is involved in preparing price quotations, planning sample parts, and applying his technical background along with his critical and analytical thinking skills to help develop engineered solutions in surface finishing at APT.

Daniel attended the University of Minnesota on the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, a full tuition and housing scholarship awarded based on: academics, character, financial need, and caddie record. Daniel graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering. During college he worked as a Chemical Engineering Intern for Liesch Associates, Inc. (Liesch), an environmental engineering consulting company. Upon graduation, Daniel accepted a full-time offer with Liesch as a Chemical Engineer. This past spring, Daniel followed his new bride to Milwaukee and has been very eager to apply his technical background as an Estimating Engineer for APT.

Salina Winslow IMG_1035

As the Customer Service Manager, Salina Winslow provides sales-focused customer service to include logistical, clerical and communication support of the company operations as well as follow up support for sales quoting and sampling and order status.  She also assists with the company’s website maintenance as well as updating and developing our social media presence.

Salina also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota.  Upon graduation, she earned her commission in the United States Navy where she completed two Middle Eastern deployments as a Surface Warfare Officer.   We look forward to Salina contributing to the continued growth of APT through a customer-centered function within our current daily operations.

Advanced Plating Technologies Featured in Products Finishing Trade Publication

Advanced Plating Technologies is featured in an article produced by industry source Products Finishing.  Making the Medical Grade for Gold Plating details the challenges and impacts of meeting the demanding finishing requirements of gold plating sub-miniature and micro parts used in medical applications. Article highlights include Advanced Plating Technologies‘ stringent process, tooling, and inspection requirements that enable consistent production of parts meeting the finish specifications of the medical, electronic and telecommunications industries.

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Advanced Plating Technologies Welcomes Erik Probasco to the role of Plant Manager

Erik comes to Advanced Plating Technologies with over 15 years of metal finishing and senior management experience.  Erik is a chemical engineer with an extensive background in precious metals plating across a breadth of industries including the medical, electronics and telecommunication markets.  “Erik comes to Advanced Plating Technologies with the same passion for metal finishing and desire to push the industry further that our leadership team shares,” says company President John Lindstedt.  “We are thrilled to welcome him to Advanced Plating Technologies and look forward to his contributions to our company moving forward.”