PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Ty Acton is the new president of Tingue. Formerly the VP of Sales, Acton is now responsible for implementing the company’s overall strategic direction, driving its sales strategy and leading the family-owned organization on a global expansion that already encompasses operating businesses in the U.S., Canada, Asia and Latin America.
Acton joined the company in 1983 as a field-sales representative and earned increasingly demanding roles and responsibilities as regional Sales manager, national Sales manager and VP Sales.
“Growing up with Tingue, I was struck by the close-knit relationships in the laundry industry,” says Acton. “People seemed to genuinely appreciate working with each other and I wanted to bring that same level of trust, teamwork and camaraderie that I experienced among customers, colleagues and vendors to my territory, and later to the whole sales team. Our growth is based on a shared commitment to customer service and mutual support.”
Acton recently spearheaded the integration of the laundry-parts supplier Talley Machinery into Tingue. The strategic move streamlined a variety of internal processes and resulted in faster customer-service response times, shorter lead times on deliveries and positioned the company as a one-stop shop for all after-market needs.