Our Story

Applied Polymer Systems is a multi-generation, family owned and operated company that for nearly 30 years has provided environmentally friendly, low cost, and effective polymer solutions for challenging water quality issues. Land disturbing activities can create turbid water and we believe cleaning that water should not cost a fortune. Born in the mining industry, 40 years of research, development, and results have gone into our Floc Log®, Silt Stop®, and Pond Log® product lines. Our polymers are high quality, site and performance matched, and rigorously tested to ensure effectiveness, regulatory compliance, and environmental safety.

We service industries from construction, energy, mining, municipal stormwater, industrial stormwater, agriculture, and pond and lake management. All APS products are produced in the United States, and we take pride in fast and responsive service. We offer the quality and scientific backing of a large company, but without the red tape and long waits. APS will work to answer your questions and get the appropriate products and solutions on your site in a matter of days.

In addition to providing unrivaled quality, speed, and products, we are committed to support, training, education, and research. Our team members have decades of experience and will work with you from project planning to completion. Training and education can make the difference between success and failure, and we strive to ensure resources are available for successful flocculant use. We are passionate about our solutions as well as the people who use them, and we are committed to your success.

Applied Polymer Systems was the first and remains the industry leader in passive polymer applications. We continue to provide safe and effective solutions to improve water quality and clarity without breaking the bank.

Our Team

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Seva Bray


Seva Iwinski Bray is the Vice-President/Environmental Scientist of Applied Polymer Systems, Inc. She oversees production of Applied Polymer Systems product line and helps to research new uses for polymer enhanced best management practices in the field of erosion and sediment control and water clarification. She holds a BS in BioEnvironmental Science from Texas A&M University.

She is highly involved in technical training sessions to educate or further educate companies, agency personnel and firms that anticipate using or are interested in furthering their knowledge on Polymer Enhanced Management Practices.


Kyla J. Wood

Technical Director

Kyla is a biologist specializing in aquatic toxicology. She has a passion for clean water and applying science to find real world solutions. Kyla is director of training and product research and development at Applied Polymer Systems.

She holds a PhD from Clemson University and a master’s degree in biology from Northern Michigan University.

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Virginia L. Costello

Director of Operations

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Brian M. Free, QSD, CPESC

Director of Business Development and Sales

Brian brings over two decades of experience and a comprehensive approach to solving challenges in erosion & sediment control, stormwater management, and vegetation establishment/management.

He is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ), a Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg) and a Qualified SWPPP Developer / Practitioner (QSD/P). Past positions include Executive Vice President at DLF/Pickseed, Business Development Manager at Pennington Seed and Market Development Manager at Profile Products.


Eddie Snell, CISEC

Technical Specialist

Eddie has over 40 years of experience working in the watershed protection, erosion, sediment control, and stormwater industries. Prior to working for Applied Polymer Systems, Inc, Eddie worked for the Walt Disney World Company and the Reedy Creek Improvement District (local government) in the environmental management and watershed programs division.

He holds a four-year degree in environmental science. His passion in life is the immediate and future protection of water resources.

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Hal Lunsford

Technical Consultant

Hal has been an environmentalist and educator for over 42 years. He has a diverse background in air pollution, landfill management, underground storage tanks, groundwater pollution, wetland delineation and ecological land restoration, and stormwater erosion and sediment control.

He is a consultant, and senior educator in stormwater technologies and is the Florida Representative for the Southeastern Chapter for the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and past Chairman of the Erosion and Sediment Control Education Track Committee. He is a current member of the US Green Building Council and is highly involved in environmental education throughout the country. Hal is also the President/Owner Lunsford Environmental LLC.