Interroll promotes Wilson native Keely

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A Wilson native has been named executive vice president and group management member for the Americas region of Interroll, a material handling company that produces conveyor systems and rollers.

Richard Keely was promoted to the post effective March 1, the Switzerland-based company announced in a news release.

Keely graduated from Hunt High School in 1990 and currently resides in Acworth, Georgia, along with his wife Shannon and children, Drew, Sophia and Claire.

His parents are John and Debbie Keely of Wilson and Kristine and Larry Moesle of Massillon, Ohio.

Company officials said Keely has more than 20 years of experience in the production environment and in strategy consulting. He has been with the company since 2006 and served as vice president for manufacturing and general manager for Interroll Wilmington until 2011 and as senior vice president of operations for the Americas region since 2011. Previously, Keely held senior positions in consulting and production.

Interroll provides rollers, motors and drives for conveyor systems, conveyors, sorters and pallet and carton flow storage systems to global brands including Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola and Walmart, according to the company. Its network of 32 companies employed about 2,000 people in 2016.