Tingue Welcomes Mayor to National Sales Meeting
Eighteen years of service in the laundry industry may not be the typical path to becoming the mayor of a thriving city, but for Greensboro, NC, Mayor Nancy Vaughan (D), her career with Tingue's then Talley Machinery division was critical preparation for success as a political official. In remarks presented at the company’s national sales meeting, which was held recently in Greensboro, Mayor Vaughan reflected on her experience working her way up to director of operations from several other positions with the company. She cited the Tingue family's commitment to customer service, product quality, follow-through, and ethical behavior in business and in life as key takeaways from her employment, according to a news release.
“The Tingue family created a culture based on important values that translate very well to public service like quality, integrity and delivering on promises,” Mayor Vaughan said. “I can trace all the bridges I've built in our community to something I learned either at the company or directly from (former CEO) Bill Tingue.”
Mayor Vaughan also noted the importance of Tingue and the former Talley Machinery as economic pillars of the community since their founding in 1902. “Tingue invests in local talent and partners with local suppliers, yet operates with a global footprint,” Vaughan said. “It's not just a great company to work for but it's a key part of the fabric of our economy.”
Nearly 50 Tingue executive, management, sales and support staff descended on Greensboro, which was selected as the site of the meeting for its convenient location with direct flights from all over the country, according to Tingue Vice President Ty Acton. “We can get our people in and out fast from Greensboro the same way can get our parts and equipment out to our customers fast from Greensboro,” said Acton of the city known for its logistics prowess with both FedEx and UPS hubs.
Vaughan was instrumental in attracting FedEx to Greensboro while serving on the city council and on the Piedmont Triad International Airport Authority Board. As Mayor, she continues to support the airport as a vital part of the city's growth and development as a modern center of business and industry.