Billy Norris


Billy is currently the President and Owner of Ford, Trimble & Associates, Inc. Billy graduated from Auburn University in 1981 with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1982, he went to work as a management trainee at the Bibb Company in Juliet, Georgia where he worked his way up to become plant manager. In 1994, Billy left the Bibb Company and moved to Spartanburg, SC to work for Mahlo American as the vice-president of sales and marketing. Form 2000 - 2014, Billy worked as vice-president of sales and marketing for American Monforts. Billy left American Monforts in 2014 and went to work for Ford, Trimble and Associates, Inc. as a partner and then purchased the company in 2016.

In Billy’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, serving in his church and playing golf. He has been happily married to his wife Allyson for 18 years and she is the CFO for FTA, Inc.
  • ME Auburn University 
  • Bibb Company 1982-1994 Management Trainee worked way up to Plant Manager  
  • Mahlo American 1994-2000
  • VP Sales and Marketing 
  • American Monforts 2000-2015
  • FTA Sales Manager 2015-2016
  • President and Owner of FTA 


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