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Former Astec CEO passes away


March 11, 2015
By Rock to Road

March 11, 2015 – Astec Industries, Inc. announced that Dr.
J. Don Brock, Chairman and former CEO of Astec Industries, Inc. passed away
earlier today at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. As previously
announced, he had been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer in 2012.

March 11, 2015 – Astec Industries, Inc. announced that Dr.
J. Don Brock, Chairman and former CEO of Astec Industries, Inc. passed away
earlier today at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. As previously
announced, he had been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer in 2012.

 

"We announce this news with great sadness, and our
thoughts and prayers are with Don's family at this difficult time," Vice
President of Administration Stephen C. Anderson said in a statement. "Don
was an inspirational leader, mentor and friend to countless customers and
employees of Astec.”

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Dr. J. Don Brock and four others founded Astec in1972. Under
his leadership, Astec grew into a global company of 18 subsidiaries in the U.S.
and abroad. Dr. Brock held approximately 100 U.S. and foreign patents on
construction machinery and drying equipment. He was a recipient of numerous
awards including “Man of the Year”, (National Asphalt Pavement Association),
“Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni”, (The Georgia Institute of
Technology), “Dougherty Award”, (The University of Tennessee), the “ARTBA Top
100 Private Sector Transportation Construction Professionals of the 20th
Century”, and the “Dr. J. Don Brock Transovation Award”, (American Road and
Transportation Builders Association).

 

In 2013, the Astec Board of Directors approved a management
succession plan. On January 1, 2014 Benjamin G. Brock became President and
Chief Executive Officer and Richard J. Dorris assumed the role of Executive
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. W. Norman Smith, a founder of the
company and Board member since 1982, continues to serve as Vice Chairman.