Meet Our Leadership Team

Derrick Dabbs

President, CEO 

Derrick Dabbs is the Founding Owner and President of the ANM group of companies. He started the first of three companies in the organization in 2000. Prior to pursuing this entrepreneurial path, Mr. Dabbs served in a variety of capacities at various manufacturing and distribution companies. Some areas of Mr. Dabbs experience include material planning, logistics, engineering change functions, general management, sales, marketing, quality control, SPC, MRP, APQP, Lean practices/principles, and employee development. Mr. Dabbs is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where he was a 4 year captain of the Men’s Tennis team.

Noelle Dabbs

Vice President

Noelle Dabbs is the Vice President Operations of ANM Services. She brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the ANM organization. Prior to this role she served as the company’s Director of Quality. Mrs. Dabbs manufacturing background spans over 20 years in various manufacturing, quality, engineering, and management roles at several tier 1 and 2 suppliers. Her diverse knowledge of the quality and manufacturing field is a key ingredient to the direction and leadership experienced by ANM Services. Mrs. Dabbs has extensive knowledge of Interior Trim parts, plastic injection molding, assembly, SPC, APQP, Lean Manufacturing principles, Six Sigma, Leadership Development, and she is a key driver of continuous improvement within the ANM organization.

Ken Perkins

Regional Manager 

Ken Perkins brings 14+ years of quality leadership experience to his role as Region Manager. Mr. Perkins has worked as both a Quality Engineer and Quality Manager in the fast paced Tier 1 automotive interiors business. He first joined the ANM team as a Customer Quality Liaison, but based on Ken’s work ethics and Customer feedback, he was promoted within the ANM organization. Mr. Perkins has firsthand knowledge of our CQE, Product Launch Facilitator, Warehousing and Sorting & Containment operations. Ken has proven his ability to apply these critical principles to our team’s day to day operation, meeting the needs of our customers in his region.

Barry Penton

Plant Manager

Barry Penton has been a part of the ANM family since 2001. He brings over 25 years of injection molding experience to his role as Plant Manager. Previous to his current role, Barry has served as a molding processer and supervisor, then becoming the production manager. Barry has been in his Plant Manager role for 5 years, at our Flowood, MS manufacturing plant. While we are a custom molder, our largest customers are in the automotive industry. Since joining the ANM family Barry has excelled in overseeing employees, production and efficiency to ensure the plant is running smoothly, efficiently, and safely, and also ensuring ANM meets our customer’s expectations.

Cecil Whiteley

Area Manager 

Cecil came to work for American National Molding in 2004. He came to the company with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has many years of managing and supervisor experience. He is currently the Site Manager representing the State of Mississippi for ANM Services. Cecil is very diligent every aspect of the company. He not only represents ANM Services he represents the company he is working with and the company he is working

Yolanda Nalls

Area Manager

Yolanda begin working for ANM services as a temp in the winter of 2007. In the Summer of 2008 Yolanda was hired on with ANM as a full time employee. While working she was offered the job of team leader. She went on to become a supervisor after 2 years. In 2013, she became a site manager for two sites in Alabama. In 2015, she became the area manager over Alabama. In 2017 she is the area manager for Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

Chris Ealey

Area Manager

Chris Ealey joined the ANM team in 2013 bringing more than three years of experience as a Quality Control Specialist and Inspector in Aerospace to the team. His leadership skills and work ethic led him to be promoted to the role of Area Manager at ANM Services in 2017. Chris is a proven leader who drives his team to provide the service, standards, efficiency and performance ANM’s customers have come to expect. Before becoming an ANM Area Manager, Chris was the Warehouse Manager at ANM’s Riverside, MO. facility. His hands on knowledge of ANM’s local customers along with the strong leadership skills are attributes that make the day to day operation in Missouri the success it is. Chris knows the importance of gaining the respect and trust from his customers.

Cathy Furr


Cathy Furr joined the ANM group of companies in 2003 as Controller.  She has 30 years experience in the accounting side of the manufacturing industry.  In addition, she has a background in Human Resources, and Payroll. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Belhaven University.

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