JONESBORO, Ark. — Always striving to improve its operations and product quality, Hytrol Conveyor Company has hired retired Army Capt. David Watts as its Director of Continuous Improvement. He will lead initiatives to improve the company’s internal processes and procedures.


Watts will work to evaluate inefficiencies and streamline workflows throughout the organization to deliver the highest possible value to Hytrol’s integration partners.


“Our industry is constantly changing and evolving,” said President David Peacock. “It is important that Hytrol has a system in place to evaluate our efficiency and operations to deliver a quality product with the best value and shortest lead times possible.”


He joins Hytrol from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he served as a project manager. Watts most recently worked in the Los Angeles area on a $300 million hospital for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also served as a company commander and engineering operations officer for the Corps in Colorado.


A native of Riverside, Calif., he received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy and Master of Science in engineering management from Missouri University of Science and Technology.


“There is a great foundation and system of processes at Hytrol,” Watts said. “I am looking forward to learning from the people here and seeing how we can safely improve our procedures.”


Watts, a combat veteran of Afghanistan, and his wife, Heather, recently moved to the Jonesboro area with their children Cheyenne, Mackenzie, and Liam.


For more information on Hytrol, visit www.hytrol.com.



About Hytrol:


Hytrol designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems for its customers. For more than 70 years, Hytrol has focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.