Bob West has been named vice president of business operations for Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. (Jonesboro, Ark.). West will be responsible for distributor support (inside sales and customer service), systems concepting and applications, scheduling, materials and logistics, and information technology operations. A 13-year veteran of the conveyor company, West has served Hytrol in the areas of international marketing, distributor development, international operations and stockyard operations. Most recently he was the director of business operations.
When asked how he views the future of Hytrol, he said, "An important factor is our ongoing transition from mass manufacturing to a Lean production environment. This is a great time to be here and be involved in that kind of change." He also states that transitioning from the leadership of the original founder of the company, Tom Loberg, to its next generation of leaders is a major change taking place. "It's important that we carry on the solid traditions this company was founded on and build upon that heritage," he says.
Hytrol manufacturers and sells conveyors, conveyor systems and accessories. The 750-employee company sells products through a network of 63 U.S. and 22 international distributors.
Source: Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.