Richard Patek, group president, Aggregate & Mining, Astec Industries Inc., Mequon, Wisconsin, was elected 2014 AEM chair at the Annual Conference on November 5, 2013. Patek will lead the AEM board of directors to achieve AEM's 2014 goals, priorities, and strategic direction. He served as vice chair in 2013.
Patek has responsibility for Astec Industries' Aggregate and Mining Group (Telsmith, Kolberg Pioneer, Johnson Crushers International, Breaker Technology, Astec Mobile Screens, Osborn Engineered Products), which provides innovative solutions for the material handling, mining, quarry, recycling, construction, and demolition industries.
Patek succeeds outgoing 2013 AEM chair Stuart Levenick, group president of Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, Illinois.BACK TO ISSUE