Albany Inds. names Sikma CFO

Melisa D. Galvin

NEW ALBANY, Miss. – Veteran bedding industry executive Tina Sikma has joined upholstery furniture manufacturer Albany Inds. as chief financial officer.

The former Serta Simmons Bedding senior vice president reports to Albany Inds. CEO Mark Gosnell.

“Tina brings to our team a tremendous amount of experience in finance, manufacturing and operations and will play a key role in supporting our commitment to continued growth and expansion,” said Gosnell in a release.

Prior to joining Albany, Sikma spent 23 year in the bedding industry, most recently at Serta Simmons Bedding where she was responsible for finance functions across all manufacturing locations, corporate operations and the supply chain for both Serta and Simmons brands. Prior to the merger of Serta Mattress Co. and Simmons Bedding Co., Sikma served in various leadership capacities at Serta, from controller at a single plant to vice president, group controller for the 20 North American plants under the National Bedding Co. franchise.

Additionally, Albany is promoting four team members to key management roles.

Bentley Jones has been promoted to chief revenue officer, reporting to Gosnell. Jones has been with Albany Inds. for 13 years, previously serving in several capacities including international sourcing and as vice president of sales and marketing.

Kelly Allen has been promoted to chief merchandising officer of Albany, reporting to Gosnell. Allen has been with Albany for eight years. Previously she served as vice president of merchandising.

Amy Callahan has been promoted to merchandising manager, reporting to Allen.

Tony Barkley has been promoted to vice president of engineering, reporting to Gosnell. Barkley has a 29-year career in furniture manufacturing serving the past six years as head of engineering for Albany.

“We have a terrific team in place with the knowledge and expertise to lead Albany into our next phase of growth and to help us best serve the needs of our retail partners,” said Gosnell.

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