Atlanta Attachment Co., an equipment and machinery supplier to the sleep products industry, has announced the retirement of Ronnie Ford, who served as chief operating and chief financial officer, and has named four others to new executive roles. Following more than 15 years with the Lawrenceville, Georgia-based company, Ford is scheduled to step down at the end of the month. He will, however, assume a seat on the board of Hickory, North Carolina-based HSM, the parent of Atlanta Attachment.
During his time with Atlanta Attachment, Ford also served on the board of trustees of the International Sleep Products Association, as well as on the trade group’s Executive and Statistics committees.
As a retiree and first-time grandparent, Ford said he especially looks forward to having plenty of time to spend with his new granddaughter.
Atlanta Attachment has hired Michael Douglas as director of finance, assuming the financial management role previously held by Ford. He has more than 28 years of experience in finance and accounting. Most recently, Douglas was vice president of financial planning and analysis for Adtech Global Solutions Inc. He is a CPA who has held top management posts with a range of manufacturing and service companies.
Douglas’ responsibilities include oversight of company finances and management of the accounting department, as well as helping to develop strategy and implement plans to assist Atlanta Attachment in reaching its long-term financial goals.
Farrell Wilkins, who has been with the company for 26 years, was promoted from vice president of production planning to chief operating officer.
Sandra Morrison, previously director of corporate administration, has earned the title vice president after eight years with Atlanta Attachment. She continues to manage the human resources department and now has responsibility for all legal, risk management and strategic planning.
Vice President William Richey, with 37 years at Atlanta Attachment, has taken on more responsibility. In addition to leading the customer service department, he now leads inside sales. His newest duties include oversight of the inside sales team and spearheading growth of this important business segment, the company said in a news release.
All four report to President Hank Little.