Astec president steps down

By Sarah Ann McCay06 September 2012

Dr Don J Brock has stepped down as president of US road building equipment manufacturer Astec Industries but will continue to serve as CEO of the company.

W Norman Smith has been prompted to the roles of president and chief operating officer. He was previously group vice president of asphalt, a position which he held since 1998. Mr Smith has served as a director of Astec Industries since 1982 and is one of the founders of the company.

Benjamin G Brock takes on the role of group vice president of asphalt and is also now responsible for Astec Australia, Pty Ltd.

Finally, Richard J Dorris has been named as group vice president of a newly-created energy division. He was previously president of Heatec Inc, a role he had held since 2004.

The new energy division will focus on asphalt heating and storage, thermal fluid process heating, blending systems for ground tyre rubber and polymers, water heating for fracking systems, and process heating of biomass and other related energy and infrastructure markets.

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