KPI-JCI adds channel development manager to team

Joe Schimdtlein will develop and execute marketing strategies for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.

November 2, 2017
CDR Staff
Crushing & Screening Equipment Equipment & Products Personnel Activity
Kolberg-Pioneer Inc. (KPI), Yankton, South Dakota, Johnson Crushers International (JCI), Eugen, Oregon, and Astec Mobile Screens, Sterling, Illinois, have hired Joe Schmidtlein as channel development manager.

In this position, Schmidtlein will be responsible for working with KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens subsidiaries to develop and execute market channel strategies and programs to promote its products and services.

Joe has been active in the construction equipment industry with over 12 years of management experience as both a contractor and distributor.

“Joe will play a pivotal role in the development of everything from sales to service,” Ron Earl, vice president of sales and marketing, says. “His extensive background working as a distributor will provide a unique perspective and valuable input to our group.”

Joe Schmidtlein can be reached by emailing him at