Whyte chosen as product manager for Fast Trax/Global Track product lines
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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, 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, South Dakota, 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.”
In his recent role as a product management consultant, Whyte worked to further develop the Global Track product line and help implement commonality between the company’s three manufacturing facilities. Now, as the new product manager for track-mounted products, Whyte is responsible for the Fast Trax and Global Track product lines.
Fast Trax products specialise in traditional aggregate applications, such as quarries, sand and gravel operations, and high-volume recycle projects, whereas Global Track products are engineered to be the perfect rental tools for contractors and producers new to the landscape, recycle, trucking and demolition industries. Both feature the same components such as the Vanguard Jaw Crusher, PEP screen and the Kodiak Plus cone Ccusher.