Bill Hawthorne has announced that he will retire as vice president of Sales with Hytrol Conveyor Company at the end of 2009. Although he plans to retire from his daily responsibilities, he has agreed to be available in a consulting capacity through the end of 2010.
Hawthorne has served Hytrol as an employee for more than 16 years and as a distributor for 24 years before that. He has been instrumental in helping to develop the distributor network, expand Hytrol's presence in the market place and grow its market share in the material handling industry. He is a strong distributor advocate and has enhanced Hytrol's focus to become more customer oriented.
Hawthorne and his wife, Peggy, plan to move back to Atlanta, where they will be closer to their daughter and son in-law. The Hytrol Company wishes them the best during their retirement years and know that they will continue to be successful.