Neil McElroy

Vice President of Operations



Neil McElroy is the Vice President of Operations for HCO Innovations, LLC. In this role he oversees a
team of field engineers across the United States. His teams’ responsibilities include performing site evaluations for clients to improve productivity, reduce costs related to materials handling, and to increase safety awareness.

Neil has more than 15 years in the materials handling business. He started his career in one of the country’s largest forklift distributors as an account manager. His ability to evaluate the application to find out what was needed, and not just to sell equipment at any cost, gave him the edge over his competition. During his 10 years with this leading distributor he learned valuable insight into how manufacturers and distributors of materials handling operate and how the end user does not always benefit. Neil decided he wanted to assist the end user with obtaining the right equipment for their application to maximize productivity at the lowest cost possible and joined HCO Innovations in 2010.

Neil graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Industrial Relations. Neil lives with his wife and son in Durham, NC. They enjoy watching their son participate in sporting events and spending time together outdoors.