JONESBORO, Ark. — Hytrol is proud to announce that Mitch Smith is the company’s new Vice President of Business Development. In this role, Smith will oversee business development, integrator services, project management, marketing, and the newly established Intelligent Solutions Group.


“I am excited about my new responsibilities and look forward to working more closely with our Integration Partners. The new business development team will be completely dedicated to serving the needs of our IP network and providing the best service in the industry,” said Smith


Smith joined Hytrol in 2016 as the Director of Product Management and most recently served as the Vice President of Engineering. He has a wealth of experience and a long list of achievements, including serving 23 years at Bastian Solutions, where he was a managing partner and vice president of eastern U.S. Operations.


“Being in business development is a natural fit. I believe my previous experience as an integration partner allows me to better understand the needs, challenges, and opportunities of our partners. I’m looking forward to working with our IP’s to develop winning business strategies,” said Smith.


Current VP of Business Development Chuck Waddle will continue his work at Hytrol as Vice President of Business Development, National Accounts. In this role, Waddle will lead Hytrol’s efforts in pursuing targeted accounts encompassing multi-site opportunities by partnering with the company’s Integration Partner Network. Engineering will be led by current Director of Engineering, Ben Moyer.


“As our company continues to grow, we must search for ways to bolster our already strong company structure. With this change, we continue our dedication to providing the highest level of satisfaction for our partners and customers,” said Hytrol President David Peacock.


Smith takes on his new responsibilities beginning January 2020.


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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.