Executive Officers

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Age: 51

Barry A. Ruffalo has served as President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Astec since August 2019. Prior to joining Astec, he was employed by Valmont Industries, a publicly-traded global producer of highly-engineered fabricated metal products, where he had served from 2015 to 2016 as Executive Vice President, Operational Excellence, from 2016 to 2017 as Group President - Energy & Mining, during 2017 as Group President - North America Structures/Energy/Mining and from 2018 to July 2019 as Group President of Global Engineered Support Structures. Preceding his career at Valmont Industries, from 2013 to 2015, Mr. Ruffalo served terms as President of the Irrigation and of the Infrastructure divisions of Lindsay Corporation, a publicly-traded global leader in proprietary water management and road infrastructure products and services.

Mr. Ruffalo has also served on the Board of Directors of Masonite International Corporation (NYSE: DOOR) since July 2021, where he also serves on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. In addition, Mr. Ruffalo is active in trade association boards.​

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Age: 57

Rebecca A. Weyenberg has served as Chief Financial Officer since December 2019. From 2017 to 2019, she served as Vice President of Global Finance Operations for Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT). Prior to her work with Welbilt, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant General Manager for Berkeley Hall Club, a premier golf club in Bluffton, South Carolina, from 2015 to 2017. Previously, she served as Vice President, Global Processes, Standards and Shared Services from 2010 to 2015 and as Vice President Finance, North American Region with AGCO Corporation (NYSE: ACGO), from 2006 to 2010.

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Age: 48

Jaco van der Merwe has served as a Group President since January 2019 after having previously served as Group President - Energy since August 2016. From 1998 until 2016, he held various leadership positions at Epiroc (formerly part of Atlas Copco) including, among others, Vice President Marketing for the Deephole Drilling group (2013 to 2016) and President/General Manager for the Mining and Rock Excavation Customer Center (2010 to 2013). Mr. van der Merwe’s career with Atlas Copco began as a Quality Manager in 1998. Prior to joining Atlas Copco, he held various positions at Denel Aviation.

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Age: 49

Timothy A. Averkamp has served as a Group President since November 2020. Upon joining Astec in November 2019, he was appointed Group President, Construction Machinery Solutions. Prior to joining Astec, he worked for Deere & Company for 22 years in various leadership positions. His positions included President of the Transaxle Manufacturing of America Joint Venture (JV) business between Deere and Yanmar/Kanzaki, Director of Business Partner Integration (BPI) over Deere’s JV businesses with Hitachi Construction Equipment Company, Director BPI over the partnership businesses with Bell Equipment, Engineering Manager Advanced R&D (Construction/Forestry Equipment), Product Marketing Manager, amongst other technical and commercial positions.

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Age: 41

Anshu Pasricha has served as General Counsel since October 2020, and as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since December 2020. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Pasricha was an equity shareholder with Koley Jessen, PC, LLO in Omaha, Nebraska, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, commercial transactions, and provided counsel to his clients on strategic positioning in transactions, restructurings, and in expanding in international markets. Mr. Pasricha began his career in law in New York in 2007, first as an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, based out of New York and Melbourne, Australia offices, and then with White & Case LLP, based out of its New York office. Mr. Pasricha graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Juris Doctor, and also completed graduate coursework in international trade and economic geography. During law school, Mr. Pasricha served as the editor-in-chief of the Buffalo Law Review, and as a judicial intern to the late former Chief United States Judge Donald C. Pogue of the United States Court of International Trade in New York.

Senior Officers

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Age: 57

Stephen C. Anderson has served as Senior Vice President of Administration and Investor Relations since 2011 and 2003, respectively. He was Secretary of the Company from January 2007 to December 2020. Mr. Anderson has been a Director of Astec Insurance Company since 2007. He was Vice President of Astec Financial Services, Inc. from 1999 to 2002. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Anderson spent a combined 14 years in commercial banking with SunTrust and AmSouth Banks.

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Age: 52

Michael Norris has served as Senior Vice President of International & Aftermarket Sales since January 2021. Mr. Norris joined the Company in January of 2018 and previously served as Vice President of International from October 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Norris served as VP of Global Aftermarket for Filtec Ltd. for two years. Prior to joining Filtec Ltd., Mr. Norris worked in the Mining and Construction industry for 18 years in various leadership roles in Sandvik Mining & Construction and Boart Longyear.

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Age: 56

Gregory G. Oswald has served as Sr. Vice President of Global Operational Excellence since October 2019. Before joining the Company, he was SVP, Global Operations at Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) from 2017 to 2019, VP of North America Operations from 2009 to 2017 and Director of lean manufacturing from 2008 to 2009.

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Age: 46

Mark Roth has served as Sr. Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy since February 2021. Prior to joining the company, he was President of GuidePath Capital, LLC, a consulting firm providing advisory to companies in M&A and strategy. Mr. Roth served as Vice President of Corporate Development & Treasurer at Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN), from January 2004 to February 2018. Prior to Lindsay, Mr. Roth was an Associate from 2001 to 2004, with McCarthy Group, Inc., a Midwest-based investment bank and private equity fund.

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Age: 51

Todd Burchett has served as Vice President, Strategic Accounts since September 2020. Before joining Astec, from 2019 to 2020, he was Vice President of Mining and Industrial at Derrick Corporation. From 2012 to 2019, he held various commercial leadership positions at Rexnord Corporation including Director of Global Strategic Accounts. Preceding his career at Rexnord, he managed the commercial and business operation teams in the Belt Systems Product group at Caterpillar from 2005 to 2012.

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Age: 43

Jamie E. Palm has served as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller since November 2020. Prior to her employment with the Company, Ms. Palm was employed by ConnectWise, LLC, where she served as Vice President, Controller since June 2020. From March 2019 to June 2020, Ms. Palm served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT), and as Vice President, Corporate Controller from September 2017 to March 2019. Prior to Welbilt, Inc., Ms. Palm was Assistant Controller at Quality Distribution, Inc., from February 2017 to September 2017. She held financial reporting and finance roles of increasing responsibility with Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLMN), from 2012 to 2017 and was the Finance Director at Syniverse Technologies LLC, from 2009 to 2012. Ms. Palm began her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young LLP, where she worked from 2002 to 2009. Ms. Palm earned a Master of Accountancy degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of South Florida and is a certified public accountant.

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Age: 54

Dave Schmit has served as Chief Human Resources Officer since April 2022. Prior to joining Astec, Dave worked at Dover Corporation from 2015 to 2022 most recently as Vice President Human Resources & Enterprise Compensation. Preceding that, Dave was with Avery Dennison as Vice President of Human Resources – Retail Branding & Information Solutions from 2010 to 2015. He held a variety of leadership roles at Pepsi Americas from 2004 to 2010 and RR Donnelley from 2000 to 2004. He began his career at Millennium Chemicals from 1992 to 2000.

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Age: 43

Sid Verma has served as President and Chief Technology Officer of Astec since April 2022. Prior to joining Astec, he was employed by Hitachi Vantara, a global digital engineering enterprise, where he had served from 2019 to 2022 as GM and CPO, Industrial Insights Division. Prior to Hitachi, Sid served as VP and Global Head for IoT responsible for the Industrial / Energy vertical at Siemens Advanta, a global digital engineering enterprise. Preceding his career in digital engineering, Sid led the Industry 4.0 / Industrial Internet of Things practice at Deloitte Digital, a global management consulting firm.

Sid currently serves on the External Advisory Board for College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.