John is the President of Belt Power LLC, a distributor and fabricator of industrial conveyor components and belting based in Smyrna, GA with locations in Charlotte, NC and Conroe, TX. He began his career in Atlanta, GA in 1986 working for a local belting distributor/fabricator. In 1989, he transferred to Charlotte, NC where he managed a branch office for a multi-national conveyor belting distributor/fabricator for 13 years. For the next 3 years he held the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing for a conveyor belt manufacturing firm based in Hull, UK. In 2004, John relocated back to the Atlanta area with Belt Power, leading as President since 2007. John has served many years in NIBA, The Belting Association, serving on the Board of Directors as well as the Executive Committee.
John graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Management in 1985 and is a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. John enjoys travel with his wife and 2 boys. John’s hobbies include: watching baseball, golf, wine tasting and electronic gadgets.
Travis graduated from Bay City High School- Bay City, TX (1990-1994), has a BS in Speech Communication/ Human
Relations and a Minor in Psychology from Texas Christian University- Fort Worth, TX, (1994-1998). He was a Football
Letterman at Texas Christian University (1994-1997).
Travis started at Belt Power in October 2001 as a Territory Manager and became a Sales Manager in January 2003.
In January 2005 Travis became the VP of Sales and in August 2007 he was promoted to the Executive VP. In 2010 he
was given the opportunity to open the Texas location and currently works out of the offices in Conroe, TX. Currently
Travis manages the outside sales team (Territory Managers) and provides technical product support to all levels of
sales and operations throughout Belt Power. In addition, he has a focus on vendor relations and product sourcing
and also manages growth markets for Belt Power. Travis also handles all corporate level sales.
Travis enjoys spending time with his wife Cheryl and their sons, Trent and Luke. He is very involved with his church,
Stonebridge Church in Magnolia, TX. He also spends time fly fishing, hunting, traveling and working around the
house/property. Travis and his family reside in Montgomery, TX.
In February of 2012, Alex joined Belt Power as their Operations Manager for their Houston, TX location. From
November 1997 through November 2011, Alex worked at Mol Belting Systems. His duties there included conveyor
belt fabrication, inside sales manager and production manager. Alex’s education background is of business
management at Grand Rapids Community College.
Personally, Alex is married to his wife Kenia. His interests include football, basketball and just about any sport he
can play or talk about. However, Alex’s biggest interest is that of spending time with his family and friends. He
currently resides in The Woodlands, TX.
Scott is a graduate of North Cobb High School (1982) and Kennesaw State University (1992). He is the Operations Manager at Belt Power’s Smyrna location where his duties include managing the Fabrication, Service, and Inside Sales departments of the branch. Scott’s role also includes various inventory and purchasing functions. He began his belting career in 1996 with a local distributor/fabricator, where he held numerous positions there including Sales Management, Purchasing and Operations.
Scott and his wife Laura have two children, Eric and Rachel. He is very active in his church and enjoys singing in the choir and working with the youth music and Sunday school programs. He enjoys traveling and spending time on the lake with his family.
Robert is a graduate of Lincolnton High School (1981) and Lenoir-Rhyne College (1985) - with a degree in Business
Administration. His past work experience includes: Purchasing Agent – Dixie Yarns 1985-90, Product Manager at -
Forbo Movement Systems 1990-2008. Robert came on board with Belt Power in 2008 and is currently the Branch
Manager/Operations Manager at our Charlotte, NC facility. He is primarily responsible for fabrication and customer
service performed at this location.
Robert married his wife, Brenda, in October 1990. Their daughter, Keaton Danae, was born in 1993. Keaton gave
birth to their granddaughter, Sophie Maleigh on March 3, 2011. Robert gave his life to our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ
in January of 1998 and serves Him at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church-North. He enjoys teaching Sunday School and also
serving as a member of The Gideons International-Lincoln West Camp.
Robert and his family enjoy vacationing at Holden Beach, NC. They also enjoy watching the North Carolina Tarheels
make history year after year!!
Doug Winnette is the controller of Belt Power. He began his career in accounting as an auditor with Grant Thornton.
Several years later, he left public accounting to join the accounting function of Gold Kist, a large agribusiness and
poultry integrator. Doug held numerous positions with Gold Kist including manager of financial analysis, project
manager, systems development manager, division accounting manager of aquaculture, pet food and pork, and live
operations accounting manager. When Gold Kist merged with Pilgrim’s Pride, Doug became the accounting manager
for the eastern US distribution centers. In 2009, he joined Belt Power as the controller.
Doug graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Accounting and is also a C.P.A. He enjoys gardening,
hiking and is an assistant scoutmaster with a local Boy Scout troop. He is married and has two grown children.
James grew up in Nashville, TN and graduated from Goodpasture Christian School. After graduating high school, he
went to Itawamba Community college for two years and transferred to the University of Mississippi. While at Ole
Miss, James majored in Business Management. After college, he moved to North Carolina to pursue a career in
NASCAR. He worked for a marketing company in NASCAR for two years as an account manager for GE Silicone and
Steak-Ums Burgers. After working in motorsports, James began working for Belt Power in December 2009. He
started off in the shop learning the belting industry from the ground up.
In his personal time, James enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the lake, and playing golf.
Ned joined Belt Power in 1997. He specializes in providing solutions to Plant Managers and Maintenance to
increase line efficiency through the use of proper belt and conveyor specifications. Ned’s expertise in this area help
to increase yields for our clients.
With a college background in Engineering and Business, Ned has the following work experience: GK Services 2
years, Route Sales First Union 2 years and Prime Equity Customer Service. In his spare time Ned enjoys spending
time with his wife and their 3 girls, playing sports and hunting.
John is a graduate of Georgia State University and previously worked in the education division of Houghton Mifflin
Company before joining Belt Power. John joined the Belt Power team in 1999. His tenure began as a junior assistant
inside sales member on a two-person team and he is currently a Senior Inside Salesman on a ten person team.
Throughout the years, John has seen the growth of Belt Power through an expansion of our product line and
In his spare time John enjoys traveling and yard work. His hobbies include: outdoor activities, reading and spending
time with his family.
Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. He has
been with Belt Power since 2002 and has over twenty years of experience in industrial belting sales in the state of
Alabama. A driven problem solver, Jeff is an integral team member in each of his customer's facilities.
Jeff is deeply entrenched in the church and in the lives of his wife and two daughters. "God is my father and my wife
and girls are my best friends. Whitetails
are my game.”
Jason is a graduate of Osborne High School (1995) and Kennesaw State University (2006). He is the Operations
Manager at Smyrna location for Belt Power and his duties include managing the fabrication, service, and Inside
Sales departments of this branch. Jason’s role also includes inventory and purchasing. Jason’s past work experience
include: professional baseball, playing for the Texas Rangers (1999 – 2004) and he was the project manager of
credit marketing services at Equifax (2005 – 2006).
Jason has been married to his high school sweetheart Jennifer, since 2000. They have one child, their daughter Anna
Kate. Jason feels fortunate to work in his hometown. His interests and activities include: his Christian faith, which is
the foundation for his life, and spending time with his family and friends. Jason loves to be outdoors and play
sports, specifically golf and basketball.
Scott has been with Belt Power since 2002. He graduated high school from Southland Academy and earned his
degree from Middle GA college and Southwestern University. Scott has over 20 years sales experience in industrial
sales. He has a superior ability to communicate with customers in order to provide the best solutions.
Scott and his wife Jane have two daughters, Christian and Taylor. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and golfing.
Tim attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has over 15 years in industrial sales. He is currently a
Customer Service Representative of Inside Sales here at Belt Power.
Tim and his lovely wife Korin have 2 sons, Cam and Jarrett, and a chocolate lab named Shelby. His family loves the
outdoors and enjoys snowboarding, skiing, the beach, hunting and fishing. Tim also coaches a 13U travel baseball
Mary worked 29 years for Rexnord Power Transmission Div. as Inside Sales Rep, Inventory Control, Inside Sales
Supervisor. When their Atlanta office closed in 2007, she came to work for Belt Power. During the time Mary has
been with Belt Power, She has enjoyed the challenge of learning the belting business and being part of a growing
company. Her main focus is working with the customers in Alabama and Georgia, assisting Jeff Harrington and Steve
“I must say that we have a great group of dedicated people and it is a great feeling to know that we are supported
by excellent belt shop.”
Eric has an AS in Business Management from Axia College and has over 10 years experience in the conveyor
belting industry. He enjoys a good In-N-Out Burger and going to the movies with his family. His spare time is spent
tinkering on computer components.
He is married with children and serviced his country during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Army Medical Corp.
Jeff graduated Auburn University with a BS in Marketing in 1987. He then proceeded to
work in the insurance field for 16 years as both a claims adjuster and a sales agent, then shifted occupations to
industrial sales in 2005. In September 2007 Jeff joined the Belt Power team.
Jeff’s ability to solve problems and work with many different personalities makes him an invaluable part of our staff.
Jeff is married to his high school sweetheart, Bevin, and they have a son, Andrew, and a daughter, Caroline. When
Jeff is not working, he enjoys fishing and golf as well as many other outdoor activities. Jeff is also an avid member
of the church and church related activities.
Steve joined Belt Power in 2002 and has been our Atlanta Territory Manager since 2007. He has been able to help
create stability and growth in the Atlanta market during some of our most difficult economic times. Prior to joining
the Belt Power team he worked 5 years with another belt distributor in the Southeast. Steve has spent his entire
career making sure the customer has what they need. His product knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile
for the customer makes him a valuable resource for any client.
When not taking care of the customer, Steve enjoys softball, golfing, and hunting. Steve earned his degree in
Business Administration from Kennesaw State University in 1997. While at KSU, Steve played baseball with current
Operations Manager Jason Jones. Steve was a part of two National Championship teams while in college. He
married his college sweetheart, Krissy, who also played softball at KSU. They have two children Rachel and Ryan
and they live in Braselton, GA.
Phillip has a BS and Masters of Technology Education and CAD/CAM from NC State University. He Graduated from
South Mecklenburg High School (1999). Phillip is the Product Manager for Industrial and Fluid Sealing Products.
CAD/CAM Engineer and Maintenance for Water Jet, 3D Solid Modeling and CAD for plastic products/belting/gaskets
and conveyor components in addition to Inside Sales.
His past work experience includes: Inside Sales and Engineering for ADR Hydro-cut and Maintenance and Operation
of Water Jet Machine. Phillip married his wife Deania in 2009 and they reside in Denver, NC.
Shawn joined the Belt Power team in 2012. He has been in sales for the last 12 years, the last 6 has been in the industrial field. Shawn has had a lot of experience in the food industry with different applications and problem solving. He has been able to reduce down time and showed cost savings to clients.
Shawn and his wife Angela as a 15 year old son named Phoenix. Shawn enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies are CMR Racing, camping, hunting, fishing, golf and riding four wheelers.
Barry joined Belt Power in 1996. Barry’s focus is on problem solving and discovering more efficient ways to help our
clients run their production operations. Prior to working for Belt Power, Barry was a Service Engineer with Pedco for
8 years installing and repairing sizing applications in chicken, live catfish, beef, lobsters tails (Bahamas), quails…
Barry and his wife Donna have 2 boys, Carson and Grayson. Barry’s hobbies are his wife and 2 boys, along with
football, basketball, baseball, hunting, fishing, camping, riding motorcycles, church events and some golfing.