Birmingham, AL – Motion Industries announced two promotions to Group Executive as part of the company’s field organization changes, according to Motion Industries’ President and COO, Tim Breen.
Richard Burmester has been named Senior Vice President and Group Executive for the realigned Southwest sales group. He began his career with Motion Industries in 1976 at the Baton Rouge, Louisiana branch, and since then has held positions as Operations Manager, Outside Sales, Branch Manager, Sales Manager and Division Manager. Burmester most recently served the company as Division Manager for the Nashville Division.
Austin Amos has been named Senior Vice President and Group Executive of the newly formed Midwest sales group. He started his career at the Little Rock, Arkansas location in 1989 and has held the positions of Outside Sales and then Branch Manager, with responsibilities of a second branch subsequently added. He has most recently served the St. Louis Division as Division Manager, since 2011.
“These changes in our field organization will further position us for growth in 2014,” said Breen. “Richard and Austin are both experienced leaders, and have done a great job for the company over the years.”