KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has hired Stephen Whyte to manage the company’s track-mounted product lines in efforts to further develop the innovation behind its mobile equipment.
Whyte, who previously served as engineering manager for Metso Minerals and product manager and designer for McCloskey International Ltd., brings with him 20 years of experience in the construction equipment industry. For the past three years, Whyte has served as a product management consultant for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens. He recently relocated from Omagh, Ireland, to Yankton, S.D., where one of the company’s three manufacturing facilities is located.
Mike Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, said Whyte’s relocation will enable him to have day-to-day responsibility for further development with all of the company’s track-mounted products.
“We have been fortunate to work with Stephen for the past couple of years as he spearheaded product design of our track products for the global marketplace,” Johnson said. “Stephen has extensive experience in designing innovative track-mounted products and has already achieved much success with the design of our Global Track products. I am confident that his dedication and experience will lead to great strides in product development and market growth.”