KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has named Jeff Schwarz president of Johnson Crushers International, the company’s Oregon manufacturing facility. In his new leadership position, which he assumes July 1, Schwarz will be responsible for setting and achieving the goals and objectives for the manufacturing facility. Schwarz will report directly to Jeff Elliott, who assumed the role of group vice president for Astec Industries July 1.
“JCI is an amazing company and I am quite proud to be chosen as the person that will guide the business into the future,” Schwarz said. “The culture here is solidly grounded with Astec Industries’ five core values. These core values have pointed all of our associates in the right direction in the past, and they will continue to do so well into the future. My vision is one that holds strong to our beliefs and values that have gotten us this far. This is a company that embraces innovation and is constantly challenging itself to do better.”
Schwarz said the Oregon manufacturing facility is at a unique point in time where it is starting to feel the “growing pains” of an increasing demand for its products. “Anyone who has visited the facility in the last year or so has probably recognized the need for more space,” he said. “The management group has started planning for what our facility will look like in the future, and I am looking forward to structuring an organization that has the tools and resources necessary to ensure the growth of the company.”
Elliott, whom Schwarz replaces, said Schwarz was the ideal candidate for moving the company’s Oregon location forward. “Jeff Schwarz brings a unique set of skills with him from his experiences of being a user of crushing and screening equipment, as well as distributors of crushing and screening equipment,” Elliott said. “We look forward to his contributions in guiding JCI to meet its goals.”