Ken Maxwell will lead project management

JONESBORO, Ark. – Long-time employee Ken Maxwell will lead the Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. project management team.

With his new title of Director of Project Management, Maxwell will use his 35 years of experience with the company to focus on working with integrators, project managers and coordinators to ensure that project and company goals and objectives are achieved.

“I am delighted with this new opportunity. I look forward to helping the Hytrol project management team develop new ways to execute projects,” said Maxwell.

Maxwell was one of three employees who transitioned into project management when the department was founded in 1996.

“As a manager, project manager, and system engineer, I’ve worked with customers on hundreds of successful system projects and programs,” Maxwell said. “The relationships established while working on these projects have been rewarding personally and professionally and is something I am very proud of. During my time here, I have worked hard to be a key contributor to Hytrol’s phenomenal growth.”

Maxwell holds a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing management and has earned several certificates in management training.

“Ken will lead our team of project managers with dedication and commitment,” said Vice President of Business Development Mitch Smith. “His many years at Hytrol make him the ideal person to lead our project management team.”

About Hydrol:

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