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Motion Industries names new vice-president of North America central division


January 15, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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MotionIndustries-ChrisPacerChris Pacer, Motion Industries

Motion Industries has named Chris Pacer to vice-president of the company’s Central Group.

A graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), Pacer has more than 24 years of experience within the industry.

He has spent the last 22 years with Motion Industries, which were dedicated to various key roles throughout the organization. He will now lead the company’s newly formed Central Group. Pacer joined Motion Industries as a certified fluid power specialist in 1997, working his way up to branch manager throughout the various markets within Northern Ohio.

He then joined the company’s corporate accounts team in 2011, before being promoted to his latest position of Detroit division vice-president and general manager in 2014. In that role, Pacer was responsible for the further development and overall growth of 22 branch operations and one service centre, creating a positive experience for customers through a multi-faceted approach to strategic value.

Pacer will report to Mark Stoneburner, Motion Industries senior vice-president eastern sales and branch operations, mergers and acquisitions.

“Chris’s experience and drive will provide the perfect foundation for his next challenge of leading the Central Group to success,” says Stoneburner. “The promotion is well-deserved and we are excited to see him start this new decade in a new leadership role.”

With annual sales of $6.3 billion, Motion Industries is an industrial parts distributor of electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and pneumatic components and material handling for the food and beverage, pulp and paper, petrochemical and automotive industries, among others.

The company has over 600 locations, including 15 distribution centres throughout North America.