Motion Names Gates its Supplier of the Year

The Colorado company earned the highest score in Motion's supplier stratification system.

Screen Shot 2022 05 05 At 2 10 50 Pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Motion Industries Inc. named Gates Corporation its “2021 Supplier of the Year.”

The award recognizes companies that have shown exceptional commitment to Motion through quality products and services, as well as earning the highest score in the multi-faceted supplier stratification rating system. The presentation took place May 3 at Motion’s headquarters in Birmingham.

"We value and appreciate the relationship that we have with the Gates team,” said Motion President Randy Breaux. “Over the past couple of years, we all have faced challenges like never before — with a pandemic, supply chain shortages, workforce issues and now inflation. Together, Motion and Gates continue to exemplify that relationships truly matter.”

Kevin Storer, Motion’s executive vice president of U.S. branch operations, added, “As the Motion team works to deliver value to our customers and continually earn our place as the premier industrial solutions provider, we are proud to have innovative and dedicated suppliers such as Gates.” 

“On behalf of all Gates employees, we are truly honored and humbled to receive the 2021 Supplier of the Year Award from Motion,” said Grant Gawronski, chief commercial officer of Gates Corporation. “For over 75 years, Gates and Motion have worked closely together to serve industrial customers with the highest levels of service, quality and innovation. Working through the challenges of the past few years further highlights the strength of this relationship, as well as our optimism for our future combined success.”

Joe Limbaugh, Motion’s executive vice president of supply chain, operations support, marketing and enterprise excellence, said, “Suppliers who finished in our Top 50 are the ‘best of the best’ in our industry, and to rank first in this elite group is extremely impressive — especially with our rigorous rating system. We look forward to mutual success with Gates in 2022 and beyond.”

Motion’s supplier stratification formula is a rating system that evaluates each supplier’s performance in a number of supply chain, marketing and field support categories.

More in Operations