CEO and Founder (Retired)   "The Big Guy"

Wilton started the company with the assistance of Mr. Joe Girone in December of 1979 after three years as Sales Manager for Joe's company, Process Engineering, Inc.

Wilton, a Richmond VA native, has a BSBA degree from the E Claiborne Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond, where his concentration was Industrial Management.

While earning his degree, he distinguished himself with a number of basketball awards as a member of the basketball team from 1965-69. A local product from Manchester High School, he was a two-year starter and was a co-captain during his senior season. He was selected First Team All Southern Conference and First Team All Big Five at center for the 1967-68 season, when he averaged 20.1 points and 8.1 rebounds in 25 games. He hit 181 free throws during his junior campaign, the fourth-highest total in UR history. On February 24, 1968, he scored a career-high 41 points against William & Mary, the seventh-highest total in school history. As a physical player inside, he holds the school records for most disqualifications in a season (16), and in a career (36). Not necessarily an honor, but a distinction never the less. He was inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame in the class of 1997-1998.
In 1977 he received an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University while working full time as a salesman for Process Engineering Inc.

He is fondly called Papa and can often be heard saying "Hey Girl" to his SIX granddaughters: Jordan, Olivia, Amelia, Ruby, Grace Anne and Isla with his grandson, Billy.

Our Team


Wilton Ford

CEO and Founder (Retired)


Christy Ford


Holly Eggleston

Vice President

Ted Ford