Motion Announces Management Promotions

Published online: Feb 16, 2021 Articles
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Motion, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts, and a premier provider of industrial technology solutions, announces seven recent promotions to key field management positions. Each brings depth of experience and achievement to further position Motion for success.

Logan Carden was named Nashville Division vice president and will be responsible for overseeing the sales growth initiatives of 20 branches located in parts of IndianaTennesseeKentuckyMississippi and Alabama. Carden joined Motion in 2007 as a member of the corporate accounts support team. He continued to expand his roles within the company, ultimately earning a corporate account manager role in 2013 before his move to the field sales and branch operations side in 2019 with a promotion to branch manager of Motion’s EvansvilleInd., location. Carden was quickly promoted to sales manager of the Evansville and OwensboroKy., locations in March 2020. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Huntingdon College in 2006, and later earned his MBA from the University of North Alabama. Originally from BirminghamAla., Carden is currently based in Indiana after making the move with his 2019 promotion.

Bill Carroll was promoted to vice president of the new Philadelphia Division (PennsylvaniaNew Jersey and West Virginia), which was strategically established to serve and further the significant growth in the East Group’s territory. He will be responsible for overseeing 13 branches’ sales and guiding their market growth. Carroll most recently managed the Philadelphia branch, and in his career has held a variety of managerial, sales and support positions in the company and the industry. He started in 1989 with Eastern Bearing of New Jersey, which Motion acquired in 1999. During his Motion tenure, Carroll has managed at four different branch operations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has also worked in Motion’s Corporate Accounts organization in a compliance manager role. Originally from Pennsylvania, Carroll is based near Philadelphia.

Tami DeWeese will assume leadership of the Pacific Northwest Division as its vice president. In her new role, DeWeese will oversee the sales growth, strategy and operations of 19 branch and shop locations. A native of Washington State, DeWeese started with Motion in 2014 as a branch manager for Motion’s Portland branch, and in 2016 took on the added responsibility of the LongviewWash., branch. Prior to joining Motion, she was the president of a process pump company for 13 years.

Dan Pike was promoted to St. Louis Division vice president and will be responsible for the sales growth and strategic management of 17 branch operations throughout Missouri and Arkansas. He began his career with Motion in 1991 as a corporate trainee, and his tenure has included various positions within the company including account representative, fluid power specialist, branch manager, corporate account manager and most recently as area vice president of corporate accounts for the Midwest Group. Pike is a native Floridian and a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in marketing.

Dave Purvis was named Midwest Group area vice president, replacing Dan Pike in that role. Purvis will be responsible for leading the Midwest Group corporate accounts team, which involves managing existing corporate account relationships and driving new growth opportunities. He will also be responsible for providing corporate account partners with Motion’s full offering of services and solutions to reduce these partners’ total cost of ownership. Purvis started his career with Motion in 1991 at the MattoonIll., branch and has held various positions within the company, including warehouse manager, operations manager and account manager. In 2011, he was promoted to corporate account manager. Prior to joining Motion, Purvis attended Eastern Illinois University. Originally from Illinois, he is currently based in DecaturIll.

Steve Kammeyer was named area vice president for corporate accounts, West Group. In his new position, Kammeyer will directly engage with field personnel and leadership in creating and developing internal and external sales-driven initiatives, with a focus on corporate account customers. Beginning his career with Motion in 1986, Kammeyer has held various roles within the branch structure including warehousing, customer service, outside sales, and branch manager before being promoted to corporate sales manager in 2012. An Arizona native, he is based in Phoenix.

Lisa Solomon was promoted to area vice president for corporate accounts for Motion’s Central Group, and will lead the group’s corporate accounts team. She will be responsible for enhancing existing national account relationships and driving new opportunities for growth throughout the various industry segments within the geographic area. Solomon began her Motion journey in 2015 as a business development manager in corporate accounts and was promoted in 2016 to corporate accounts manager. Originally from Michigan, Solomon graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree broadcasting, communications and marketing.

“We are immensely proud of what these individuals have accomplished to date and are confident that their experience, acumen and drive will help to take their divisions and the company to a new level,” says Kevin Storer, executive vice president of branch operations in North America and president of Motion Mexico. “Each of these promotions is well-deserved, and we are looking forward to seeing the impact of their leadership as part of Motion’s bright future.”