Brock resigns as CEO, president of Astec Industries

By |  January 22, 2019
Photo by Kevin Yanik

Brock at a company press conference at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Benjamin Brock resigned from his position as president and CEO, and as a member of the board of directors at Astec Industries, according to Street Insider.

Brock’s resignation became effective at the end of the business day on Monday, Jan. 21.

“It has been a privilege to work alongside Astec’s dedicated employees over the past 26 years and to lead the company as CEO for the past five years,” Brock says. “Since Astec was founded in 1972, the company has consistently delivered unparalleled products and service to our customers and become a leader in global construction equipment manufacturing. I am proud to have been a part of that legacy.

“After 26 years of service, I am confident that now is the time to pursue new personal and professional interests. I look forward to watching Astec’s continued growth and success in the future,” Brock adds.

Astec Industries’ board of directors appointed Richard Dorris, P.E., to serve as interim CEO until a permanent successor is named. Dorris most recently served in the roles of executive vice president and COO at the company since 2014.

In addition, the board of directors appointed William Gehl as chairman of the board, effective immediately.

The Astec board has initiated a search process to identify a permanent CEO and will work with an executive search firm to assist in this effort.

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