May will focus on leading and managing the activities and functions of Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.
Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff May to company president.
In his new position, May will focus on leading and managing the activities and functions of Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc., while helping to direct its strategies in providing growth and profitability for the company and its parent corporation, Astec Industries, Inc. of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. is a premier worldwide manufacturer of heavy equipment for the aggregate, construction and recycling industries. The Yankton, S.D.-based company is one of 17 divisions of Astec Industries, Inc. Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. markets, sells and supports its products with Johnson Crushers International, Inc. in Eugene, Ore., and Astec Mobile Screens in Sterling, Ill. Together, the three manufacturing facilities make up KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.
May, who began working as Controller for Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. in 1996, is a 1985 graduate of the University of Iowa, where he also earned his Master of Business Administration degree in 1995. Before his promotion to president, May served as vice president of operations and finance for Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. Prior to his employment with Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc., May served as Controller for Fairtron Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa, and Lebeda Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Joe Vig, a group vice president with Astec Industries, said May’s dedication to the company and leadership capabilities made him a standout candidate for the position.
“During these past 17 years, Jeff May has demonstrated strong abilities and work ethics in promoting the company’s efficiencies and vital initiatives,” Vig said. “With his help, Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. has attained a strong position in the marketplace and served as a significant contributor to the growth of Astec Industries. We know he will be successful in this new leadership role.”