About Us

In a changing world, it’s good to know that HSM is your one resource that can innovate and integrate components and assemblies, provide added value, simplify supply chains and collaborate with your team to help you reach your goals.

In 2013 we changed our company name to HSM, showing our evolution from humble beginnings in 1944 as Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company to an organization employing more than 2,500 associates in more than 36 manufacturing plants across 15 U.S. states and Canada which serve a vast array of customers in many markets. As a privately held company, our vision is focused on creating diverse solutions for our customers with an emphasis on quality and value.

From decades of experience in foam, metal, wire, converting and fiber to the latest integrated assemblies and systems, you’ll find our team’s performance creates solutions that give you a competitive advantage.
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HSM is headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina and provides sales and service to customers all over the United States and Canada.

Our Executive Team

Mark S. Jones
President/CEO

Mark Jones was named President and CEO of HSM in 2016 after serving as the interim president for a year. He has extensive senior level management experience in financial, operational and capital advisory services across diverse industries which include: automotive, aviation, consumer products, distribution, furniture, healthcare, retail, telecommunication and manufacturing industries. Prior to his appointment at HSM, Mark served as the managing director of The Finley Group and senior vice president of Mesirow Financial.

Valerie Reid
Chief Financial Officer

Valerie Reid is chief financial officer and corporate treasurer of HSM. Reid is responsible for the company’s finance operations, corporate policies, design, and maintenance of the financial reporting structure, cash management, and HSM’s relationship with lending institutions and external auditors. In addition to her accounting and finance oversight, she offers broad management, internal control, and strategic advice to the executive management team.

Don Simpson
Chief Admin. Officer

Don Simpson is the Chief Administration Officer of HSM. As a member of the executive management team, Simpson is responsible for the company's IT strategy and operations, corporate quality and safety assurance, logistic services, and oversees the M&A functions for the company. Simpson joined the Company in 1986 as a financial accountant and has risen through the ranks of HSM serving as west coast controller, western region operations manager, diversified products general manager, and corporate administrative manager.

David Underdown
Chairman of the Board

David Underdown is HSM's Chairman of the Board. Underdown presides over the board and shareholder meetings. Underdown started with the company in 1983 and has been a vital part of the purchasing department over the years where he has served as Purchasing & Production Control Manager, Corporate Purchasing Manager, VP Purchasing and most recently SVP Supply Chain and Corporate Secretary.

Darrell Bryant
Vice President of HR

Darrell Bryant was appointed Director of Human Resources in 2016. Darrell is responsible for developing a strategy that will deliver progressive HR solutions while ensuring employees are respected and addressed with fairness at all times. Bryant's career spans almost 20 years within the HR Function primarily dedicated to Talent Management and Human Capital across several industries. Darrell and the entire HR Department are focused on ensuring HSM is an employer of choice in the markets and geographies that we serve.