Former Tingue Sales Representative to Lead Laundry Industry’s Iconic Brand
Global laundry product supplier Tingue has named Ty Acton president
Promoted from VP Sales by CEO David Tingue, Acton is responsible for implementing the company’s overall strategic direction, driving its sales strategy and leading the 4th-generation, family-owned organization founded in 1902 on a global expansion that already encompasses operating businesses in the United States, Canada, Asia and Latin America. Accepting the responsibilities previously held by David Tingue, Acton plans to continue growing and exporting the Tingue brand and its products and services while remaining steadfastly committed to both customer and employee satisfaction and retention. The company offers a line of premium quality supplies for flatwork ironers, feeders and folders; rebuilt ironers; laundry carts; rigging and repair services; and replacement parts and accessories for all laundry equipment makes and models. It does so with a team of expert, field sales representatives to help laundries meet demanding quality and production standards as safely and efficiently as possible.
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 en route to leading the company as president, learning many valuable lessons along the way, according to Acton. “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.”
Reinforcing Tingue’s service-first approach throughout the organization, 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. Acton’s leadership in the integration demonstrated he’d proven ready to lead as president, according to Tingue. “Ty had already demonstrated the ability to grow and manage a very successful and professional sales team over many years and the integration proved that it was time for Ty to take on this next challenge,” says Tingue. “Ty understands that building long-term relationships with our customers and our employees will continue to drive our company forward regardless of day-to-day changes in the marketplace. It’s personally gratifying for me to see Ty and his team excel year after year and I’m confident he’ll continue to raise the bar for excellence in his new role.”