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KPI-JCI Hires Engel As Design Engineer


Yankton, S.D. – Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI-JCI) welcomes Gary Engel in his new role as design engineer for the engineering team.


Engel, who assumed his position Sept. 19, 2011, will work with Design Engineer Dave Carda and the rest of his Pioneer Crushing and Screening product group to learn the fundamentals of portable plant design. He will also work with the Jaw and Impactor designs as the product line continues to evolve.


Engel earned his Bachelor’s degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering from South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. He spent the past four years working on transmission design at Caterpillar, Inc., in Peoria, IL.


“Gary has roots in this region, having grown up on a farm near Winner, S.D., thus possessing excellent hands-on experience,” says Greg Stach, engineering manager for KPI-JCI. “His valuable work experience will be a real asset to our engineering team as we work to constantly improve our product offerings.”


Gary Engel can be contacted at For more information about KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, please visit