Industry Veteran Appointed To Lead Superior’s International Sales

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Jeff Gray

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is excited to announce the appointment of Jeff Gray as its director of international sales. Gray, a 25-year industry veteran, will lead construction aggregate sales efforts outside of the United States and Canada in addition to working closely with the manufacturer’s group of mining division employees and products.

“Many of us have gotten to know Jeff over the years and he has a lot of fans inside Superior” says John Garrison, vice president of sales for the manufacturer. “He’s extremely knowledgeable about crushing and screening, is passionate about serving others, and will fit very well into our culture.”

Gray comes to Superior after almost 25 years at Astec, most recently as the company’s key accounts and systems director. Before that he served in various positions with Astec’s Telsmith brand, including vice president of sales and marketing.

“There is so much opportunity for Superior and our growing distribution network as we continue introducing our people, products and problem-solving culture to new countries and regions,” says Garrison. “We’re excited for our customer to work with Jeff and his new team at Superior and take advantage of this awesome opportunity!”

Superior Celebrates Long Career Of Washing Expert, Frank Squires

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Frank Squires, Washing Expert | Superior Industries

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, today announced that its washing product specialist, Frank Squires, is retiring after a 60-plus year career humbly serving the aggregates industry. Squires was a mentor to dozens of producers and manufacturers during his long, storied career including many colleagues in Superior’s wet processing segment.

“Early on, he put me in the right situations and pointed me in the right direction so I could learn from him and others,” says John Bennington, a colleague at Superior who considers Squires a mentor. “So many people learned many technical details from him that were essential to our own achievements,”

Squires is a proven innovator and world-renowned expert in washing and classifying technologies. His work has earned five patents for the companies he served. Particularly, he is a co-inventor of next-level, computer control systems for classifying tanks. Squires is a 2018 inductee into the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame.

“On behalf of all of our employees at Superior, I want to express our deepest gratitude to Frank,” says Bennington. “His generosity of time, passion for customers and patience to teach have made us all better people inside and outside of work.”

After graduating from Des Moines Technical High School in 1957, Squires started as a draftsman at Eagle Iron Works (EIW). He drew up washing equipment during his 16 years at the company before transitioning into more technical work. Eventually, he took on a position fully dedicated to sales in 1971 then became sales manager at GreyStone in the early 1990s. In 2014, Superior Industries acquired GreyStone and Squires served as an aggregate specialist for the manufacturer’s wet processing products.

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