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Hickory Springs Appoints New Wire Products Vice President

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Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company announced the promotion of Tim Becker to Vice President of its Wire Products Group as part of a company-wide realignment strategy.

In his new role, Mr. Becker will assume responsibility for the company’s Spring Plant and Bedding Products Division while continuing to oversee HS Wire Technology.

Mr. Becker joined Hickory Springs in 1997 as Sales and Product Manager for Wire and has spent the last 12 years as General Manager of HS Wire Technology.  After receiving his BS in Business Management from Illinois State University, Mr. Becker began his career with Laclede Steel, where he was Sales Manager for Wire Products immediately prior to joining Hickory Springs.

“Tim’s extensive experience in wire technology made him the natural choice for overseeing our Spring Plant and Bedding Products Division,” said Lee Lunsford, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Hickory Springs.  “His expertise will be a valuable resource for continuing to develop and diversify the wire, spring and bedding products that are the foundations of our business and our industry.”

Mr. Becker will report to Jimmy Bush, Senior Executive Vice-President of Hickory Springs Wire Products. "We are glad to have Tim in such a key position in the Wire Products Group,” Bush said. “I’ve worked with Tim for years and know that he will lead the Wire Products Group with the same dedication to excellence that has distinguished his career at Hickory Springs.”
One of North Carolina’s largest employers, Hickory Springs is a privately held company based in Hickory, North Carolina, with more than 50 manufacturing plants in 16 states and China. In addition to its core furniture and bedding markets, Hickory Springs also serves a growing range of customers in the automotive, recreational vehicle, packaging, medical, marine and telecommunications industries.

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