The Jones Family of Companies has re-hired West Tennessee native Scott Butler as its new chief operating officer.
“Scott works to develop a team of associates that maximizes efforts to make the highest quality of product on time, every time. He believes in highly disciplined operations and lean standards,” said Ralph Jones, executive chair of the Humboldt, Tennessee-based company. “Scott’s passion is assisting associates and teams to maximize their potential and add value to the associate, the team and the company, as well as our customers and suppliers.”
Butler is a third generation Jones associate, following in the footsteps of his parents and grandparents. He began his career at Jones in 1992 on the third shift running yarn equipment on the plant floor. After mastering all the equipment, he moved into maintenance, serving as maintenance supervisor. Later he became ISO lead auditor, quality manager, operations manager and vice president of operations.
Butler left Jones at the end of December 2018 to care for his family and wife, who was battling cancer. Following her recovery, he started a consulting and industrial maintenance services company where he assisted companies to be more efficient and productive while building strong and supportive teams.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to return to the Jones Family of Companies. I already have a relationship with many team members and am eager to work with them again. Also, I am looking forward to earning the trust of the new Jones team members that I will soon get to know,” Butler said. “Maintaining the integrity of Jones in the industry is especially important to me. I look forward to working with our customers and suppliers to assure them that Jones is a key partner for their success.”