Lyon Smith named Managing Director at Screener King


Lyon Smith, Managing Director

HOUSTON - ScreenerKing, a premier manufacturer and supplier of industrial screening and sifting equipment, announced today that Lyon Smith has joined ScreenerKing as Managing Director.

Lyon recently worked over ten years as a senior leader at Academy Sports and Outdoors with his last 5 years spent as a Vice President in Sourcing and Merchandising. Prior to Academy, Mr. Smith spent significant time in multiple industries during his time at Arthur Anderson and Deloitte.  

Mr. Smith first worked with ScreenerKing in a valuation consulting capacity but quickly became interested in working within the organization.

"ScreenerKing is a tremendous company.  They have grown every year since they were founded. They have an incredible customer base, sound operational principles, and a great reputation," said Mr. Smith. "The founder Bill Jackson has developed remarkable customer loyalty that is hard to replicate. The more I worked with Bill, Phil, Whitney, and the rest of the ScreenerKing team, the more interested I became in the company."

Over the past year, Mr. Smith's insight, knowledge, and advice quickly made him invaluable to the company.  The Company had planned for Mr. Smith to transition to his new role in January of 2020, however, timelines were accelerated due to Mr. Jackson's deteriorating health.  

ScreenerKing remains a family company with the trademark customer service attitude that made it successful. Mr. Smith will join Mr. Jackson's daughter Whitney Jackson Vanderslice and Mr. Jackson's son-in-law Phil Vanderslice as the senior leadership team for ScreenerKing.  

"My dad built a great company and we look forward to continuing his legacy," said Ms. Jackson Vanderslice.  "I am so thankful to have an executive with Lyon's talent at ScreenerKing.  Because of his efforts, we have barely missed a beat. Dad would be proud."  

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