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KPI-JCI/Astec Mobile Screens Announce New Personnel


Brett CasanovaKolberg-Pioneer Inc. promoted Brett Casanova to washing and classifying product manager. In this position, Casanova will assume a leadership role in the development of all washing and classifying products for Kolberg-Pioneer Inc. He will help manage sales opportunities in conjunction with the field sales force, and will be responsible for assisting other sales and marketing personnel in the development of production and operation cost data, product pricing, sales tools and training materials.

“We are excited to have Brett assume his new leadership role with Kolberg-Pioneer,” said Jeff Wendte, inside sales director for Kolberg-Pioneer Inc. “His extensive knowledge of washing and classifying products made him the right person for the position.”

Casanova has been an employee of Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. since May 2008, when he was hired as a sales engineer for the sales and marketing department. He can be reached by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vanessa NelsonKolberg-Pioneer, Johnson Crushers International and Astec Mobile Screens hired Vanessa Nelson to fill its marketing communications position. Nelson is responsible for a wide range of marketing support, such as creating and maintaining marketing literature, website and social media presence, and promotional programs available at Kolberg-Pioneer, Johnson Crushers International and Astec Mobile Screens.

“We are very excited to have Vanessa join the marketing team for Kolberg-Pioneer, Johnson Crushers International and Astec Mobile Screens,” said Melinda Schweitzer, marketing manager. “Her background in public relations and experience in digital marketing will benefit us in defining ways to better serve our dealers and customers.”

Nelson graduated from University of South Dakota, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in media and journalism, specializing in strategic communications. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 605-668-2632.