Chris Woodall_mug.jpgHytrol Conveyor Company, based in Jonesboro, Ark., announced on August 14 the promotion of Chris Woodall, who has been with the company since 1998, holding various roles, to director of Core Product Engineering; he has 25 years of experience in the material handling industry.

In his new role, Woodall will oversee Hytrol’s Engineered to Order, Engineering Technology & Performance and Central Planning teams, the company said in its news release. Woodall is tasked with enhancing efficiency in design delivery, ensuring best practices are applied throughout the design phase and implementing methodologies to keep Hytrol’s focus on delivering quality products. 

Hytrol is a leader in designing and manufacturing material handling systems for various industries. The firm is the largest conveyor manufacturer in the United States; it designs, develops, and delivers advanced material handling systems and includes a network of more than 100 independent businesses worldwide. 

“Chris is a great choice for this position; his solid background and work history in business development highlights his customer focus, delivering results,” said Orlando Sellers, Hytrol’s chief technology officer. “This forte will be beneficial to encourage the Core Engineering Team to continually strive to meet and exceed customer expectations.”

Woodall is from Marmaduke, Ark., and the company said he loves spending time with his wife and five children. They especially enjoy outdoor activities such as sports, camping and hunting.

“I’m grateful and excited to step into this role,” Woodall said. “I will do everything in my power to help Hytrol maintain a standard of excellence and ensure that we as a company continue to lead the way in the manufacturing industry.” 

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