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 approximately 2,000 associates in more than 25 manufacturing plants across 13 U.S. states 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.
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

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.

Troy W. Bryce
Chief Financial Officer

Troy Bryce joined HSM in September 2018 in the role of Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the company’s finance, tax, treasury, and information technology functions as well as all merger & acquisition activities.

He was most recently the Chief Financial Officer at Pharma Tech Industries located in Georgia.  Troy has held senior finance roles with public, private equity and family-owned companies such as Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., Ames True Temper, Inc. and Corning, Inc. after beginning his career with Ernst & Young, LLP in Pennsylvania.

Troy earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Shippensburg University and is a certified public accountant, licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.


Ed Abrao-Netto
Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary and Vice President of Corporate Development

Ed Abrao-Netto is Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary and Vice President of Corporate Development of HSM, where he leads the Legal Department in providing support and counsel to HSM and its divisions regarding all commercial and corporate matters, M&A and strategic transactions, regulatory and policy issues, litigation and dispute resolution, and compliance and ethics matters. Ed ensures that HSM conducts its business in an ethical and responsible manner, in keeping with HSM’s culture of integrity.

In his corporate development role, he provides leadership and support in the development, structuring, negotiation, and execution of key corporate, commercial, and divisional transactions and initiatives.

Ed has extensive and diverse legal and business experience, having previously served in senior in-house counsel positions with a Fortune 200 publicly traded global diversified industrial company, as well as a Fortune 200 publicly traded energy and utility company. Prior to his in-house roles, Ed was in private legal practice as a corporate and finance lawyer with Am Law 100 international law firms.

Ed earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University, received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and also completed a master’s level Certificate in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Darrell Bryant
Chief Human Resources Officer

Darrell Bryant is Chief Human Resources Officer and was appointed Head of Human Resources in 2016, after spending two years creating the Hickory Springs Talent Management Function. Darrell is responsible for developing and executing progressive strategic solutions that proactively support the companies operating plans while ensuring all employees are respected and addressed with fairness. His career within Human Resources spans all the Human Capital disciplines across numerous industries including HR Leadership roles at The Hershey’s Company and Parsons Brinckerhoff.  Darrell and the entire Human Resources Department are focused on ensuring HSM is an employer of choice in the markets and geographies that we serve.