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KPI-JCI/Astec Mobile Screens Promotes Griess, Lininger


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Ron Griess

Kolberg-Pioneer Inc.Johnson Crushers International Inc. and Astec Mobile Screens Inc. promoted Ron Griess to North America Sales Director – East.

In his new position, Griess will be responsible for directing, administering and coordinating all domestic field sales operations for the eastern region. In this role, he will report to the vice president of sales and marketing, to establish and attain annual domestic sales goals and effective dealer relations for his respective region.

Griess has been employed at Kolberg-Pioneer for 29 years. Most recently he served as the product manager for the crushing, screening and track product line. Previously, he held positions in the sales and engineering departments, both as a sales applications representative and as an electrical designer.

“Ron has an intimate knowledge of all aspects of our company,” said Ron Earl, vice president of sales and marketing. “I am confident we will continue to increase our presence in the eastern region with his experience of all product lines, product management and years spent in the field.”

Griess can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 605-665-9311.

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Jeff Lininger

The companies also promoted Jeff Lininger to North America Sales Director – West.

In his new position, Lininger will be responsible for directing, administering and coordinating all domestic field sales operations for the western region. In this role, he will report to the vice president of sales and marketing to establish and attain annual domestic sales goals and effective dealer relations for his respective region.

Lininger has been associated with the three companies since 2002. Most recently, he was the general manager of Astec AggReCon West and prior to that was the director of products and sales for Johnson Crushers International Inc.

“Jeff’s extensive experience comes from growing up in this industry, working for his family’s company and then moving into the distribution side of the industry more than 16 years ago,” said Earl. “His skills and knowledge will be instrumental as we strive to increase our domestic sales in the western region.”

Lininger can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-736-1400.