Rick Patek
Jeff May

Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens) announces 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.

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.