About Bratney

Our History

Bratney is a family-owned and operated company, founded by Ken Bratney in 1964. Originating as a seed conditioning system provider, Bratney steadily grew into the comprehensive service and equipment provider it is today under the leadership and guidance of Ken. Remaining strong in its family roots, Bratney has experienced generations of Bratney leadership, with 3rd generation CEO and company leader, Peter Bratney, proudly upholding the values and traditions of Bratney today.

Bratney continues to deliver world class equipment, engineering and project solutions that add value to our customers in the seed, grain, whole food, animal feed, and mineral products industries. Throughout the years, we have built strong connections with industry-leading equipment manufacturers, like Cimbria, Concetti, Omas and Schule whose products we proudly stand behind. We value integrity, promise quality, and prioritize your success.


January 1964

The Ken Bratney Co. first “opened its doors” in the Des Moines, IA home of Ken and Ann Bratney. Bratney had acquired exclusive rights for sales in Iowa and Missouri from two manufacturers of grain and seed cleaning equipment. Ann handled the telephone and secretarial duties (and five children!) while Ken traveled in the two states. Soon the kids learned to answer the phone and take messages, and even deliver parts to customers in Iowa.



The Company hires its first full-time engineer and secretary and moves into a “new” office building with two rooms, in Clive, Iowa.

Learn More

Our Leadership

Bratney has experienced years of strong leadership to lead us where we are today. We are proud of our past and energized by the future as we continue to foster thought-leaders and forward-thinkers that propel us towards innovation and excellence.

Headshot of Peter Bratney

Peter Bratney

Headshot of Dave Ewald

Dave Ewald

Headshot of Steve McEachron

Steve McEachron

Headshot of Dean Walkup, PE

Dean Walkup, PE

Headshot of Robert Halsey

Robert Halsey

Headshot of Darin Stutler

Darin Stutler

Headshot of Michael Miesen

Michael Miesen

Headshot of Walt Nashert

Walt Nashert

Our Values

Prioritize Safety

Safety is a core value at Bratney. Our ongoing training and a company-wide commitment to safety have helped us to develop an industry leading safety program. We have a strong belief that if you take care of your people, your people will take care of your business, which is why we are committed to putting the safety and wellness of our employees at the forefront of what we do.

Build Valued Partnerships

Bratney exclusively partners with best-in-class manufacturers of processing, milling, and packaging equipment. We’ve grown dedicated divisions to maintain strong relationships with our manufacturers and gain OEM-level knowledge about every product we sell. We’re proud to continue to build relationships with partners that bring innovation, technology, and value to our customers.

Deliver High-Quality and Innovative Solutions

Our promise to ourselves and to our customers is to never stop pursuing the next best solution in our industry. We provide you confidence in the efficacy and quality of your equipment and process solutions, and always stand behind our work. You can always count on Bratney to not only meet your expectations but exceed them.

Provide Superior Customer Service

Our customers have the right to rely on Bratney’s process knowledge expertise and construction capabilities and experience. We stand behind our proprietary equipment. We will demonstrate safety, respect, and trustworthiness in how we conduct our business. We remedy any problem that we created or contributed to, without hassle. If we sell it, design it, or build it, it will reflect our commitment to quality and work as intended.


Bratney is always welcoming talented individuals to join our team. We are family-owned company who strongly believes in taking care of our employees as if they were family by prioritizing their safety and wellbeing and giving them a place to grow their knowledge and expertise in their craft. Check out our current open positions to learn more!

Explore Careers

Community Involvement

Bratney believes it has an important role to play in strengthening our communities. Our strong culture of service and integrity is at the heart of all our community involvement initiatives. Our team is eager to use their diverse knowledge and skillsets to donate our time, skills, and money to help communities around us thrive.

Contact Us

Let us know how we can help you by reaching out to the Bratney team today.