Decosimo Adds Stratton Tingle As Business Development Associate For Manufacturing Practice

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Stratton Tingle
Stratton Tingle

Decosimo has hired Stratton Tingle as a business development associate working exclusively with the firm’s manufacturing and distribution services practice. In his new position, Mr. Tingle will be focused on matching the needs of manufacturers, distributors, supply chain and logistics entities, their owners and investors with Decosimo’s full range of industry-specific audit, tax, and advisory solutions.   

Mr. Tingle will serve as Decosimo’s active member representative with Manufacture Alabama, Georgia Association of Manufacturing, Ohio Manufacturers Association and Tennessee Association of Manufacturers.

Prior to joining Decosimo, Mr. Tingle served the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce for more than five years in business development and contact management positions. His work at the Chamber supported the economic development and membership recruitment initiatives of the organization. During Mr. Tingle’s tenure at the Chamber, the organization set records for membership growth.  

In addition to his experience with the Chamber, Mr. Tingle has been actively involved in leadership capacities with a number of Chattanooga-based organizations. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Chattanooga Film Festival, RiverRocks and ArtsBuild. A graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, Mr. Tingle co-founded and chairs the annual Chattanooga Corporate Dodgeball Tournament on behalf of the Cherokee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

“Stratton comes to Decosimo with a depth of valuable experience and an impressive track record of success," said Decosimo Principal Robert Belcher, who oversees the Manufacturing and Distribution Services practice.  "We believe his talents and skills are well-suited to providing our manufacturing and distribution services team with the type of business development expertise that will further promote growth for our firm.” 

Graduating summa cum laude from Southern Adventist University, Mr. Tingle’s early career was highlighted by world travels to destinations including Ireland, Egypt, Botswana and Czech Republic. His interest in working internationally was inspired in part after serving during college as a student volunteer for the World Food Programme in Zambia, Africa.

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