Phillip Poston Appointed to the Hytrol Board of Directors

JONESBORO, Ark.—Hytrol Conveyor Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Phillip Poston as the newest member of the Hytrol Board of Directors. His appointment was announced at the annual leadership meeting on January 16th. Poston has worked for Hytrol since 1999 and currently holds the title of Chief Development Officer with the company.

Poston has held several management and director-level roles in the company including being the first-ever Director of Operations for Hytrol’s Fort Smith facility. Other board members include: Ruth Poston, Debra Lewis, Sherry Stringer, Chairman Robert Jones, Hytrol President David Peacock and past president Gregg Goodner. Poston becomes a third-generation board member, as the son of current member Ruth Poston and grandson of the late Tom Loberg, Hytrol’s founder and former board chair, and the late Rigmor Loberg who also served as a board member.

Poston said, “I am both humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors. I see this as a demonstration of our core values of commitment and family. The board has had family leadership since its inception and will continue this commitment to our Hytrol family for many years to come.”

Robert Jones, Chairman of Hytrol’s Board of Directors said, “Phillip has Hytrol in his genes, both literally and figuratively. He brings to the board a depth and breadth of experience from the shop floor, to the field, to the front office. Phillip is an adaptable, loyal, empathetic and successful leader. His commitment and talents are evident in his willingness to take on and excel at challenging tasks, like attaining his MBA at UNC or standing up Hytrol-Fort Smith. He makes our board-room better! I am proud of what he’s accomplished and look forward to his continued contributions to the success of our company.”

Poston graduated with a Marketing degree from Arkansas State University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, where he was recognized by his MBA peers for the Core Values Award for Excellence. He is active in his church and enjoys being a positive influence in the community, both Jonesboro and Fort Smith. Poston finds great joy in being married to his wife, Lori and having a
23-year-old son Cameron, who also works in the company’s Fort Smith facility.

Poston was born and raised in Jonesboro. His hobbies include photography, running, pickle ball, and learning all he can about the latest gadgets and technology.

About Hytrol:

Hytrol Conveyor Company Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of material handling systems for a variety of industries. Since its founding, the company has been dedicated to pushing forward the material handling industry. Hytrol is the largest conveyor manufacturer in the United States. It designs, develops, and delivers the most advanced material handling systems and includes a network of more than 100 independent businesses worldwide. The company also develops software for conveyors and warehouse management. For more information on Hytrol, visit