August 10, 2011 – KPI-JCI hired Jeff Lininger as Director of Products and Sales for Johnson Crushers International (KPI-JCI) in Eugene, Ore. As director of products and sales, Lininger will be responsible for international marketing of Johnson Crushers International product offerings. The position had previously been filled by Paul Smith, who was promoted to product development manager in Yankton, S.D.
Lininger brings with him 16 years of experience in the construction equipment industry, including selling crushing and screening equipment, managing a dealership that sold crushing and screening equipment, managing parts, service and operations functions, as well as experience in the equipment rental industry.
Lininger is originally from Medford, Ore., where his family owned a construction-materials business. Most recently, he served as vice president and general manager at Balzer Pacific Equipment Company in Portland, Ore.
“Jeff comes to Johnson Crushers International with great experience in our industry,” said Jeff Elliott, president of Johnson Crushers International. “His skills and knowledge will be invaluable as we strive to increase our sales in both the national and international markets.”Lininger has served on the Board of Directors of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s Young Leader Council, and was involved in the Alaska Mining Association, Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association, Oregon Asphalt Producers Association, and Construction Materials Association of California.