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20 October 2016

Appointments at Astec Industries group companies

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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Brett Casanova
Brett Casanova
Kolberg-Pioneer has promoted Brett Casanova to washing and classifying product manager, while Kolberg-Pioneer, Johnson Crushers International and Astec Mobile Screens has hired Vanessa Nelson.

Casanova will assume a leadership role in the development of all washing and classifying products for Kolberg-Pioneer, and 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.

He has been an employee of Kolberg-Pioneer. since May 2008, when he was hired as a sales engineer for the sales and marketing department.

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

Vanessa Nelson is responsible for a wide range of marketing support, such as creating and maintaining marketing literature, website and social media presence, and promotional programmes available at Kolberg-Pioneer, Johnson Crushers International and Astec Mobile Screens.

She graduated from University of South Dakota, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in media and journalism, specialising in strategic communications.

“We are very excited to have Vanessa join the marketing team for Kolberg-Pioneer, Johnson Crushers International and Astec Mobile Screens,” says 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.”

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