KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has promoted Nick Alden to product manager at Johnson Crushers International, its Oregon manufacturing facility.
Alden, who has worked as a design engineer for mobile and portable equipment for the past seven years, will transition into his new position once his current projects are complete. Prior to working for the company, Alden served as project manager for JELD-WEN Windows & Doors designing production equipment and managing product line installations. Alden graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in mechanical engineering.
In his new role, Alden will work closely with Nick Hahn, inside sales director, and Ian Pendergrass, product development manager. He will be responsible for determining new product development projects and complete implementation of the entire process from initial concept to final release to the sales department, according to Pendergrass, who stepped into his new role in December 2014.
“As Nick and I transition into our new roles, our goal is to work as a team working on each project together,” Pendergrass said. “My hope is that over the course of the next year, we develop a preference for a specific product line and each grow into a more specialized role. I’m very excited about this new direction that the company is taking by dedicating resources specifically for product development. With Nick’s background and experience in engineering, he will be a tremendous addition to the team.”