Motion Industries announces two promotions

Motion Industries, a Birmingham, Ala. distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, announced two promotions as part of the company’s field organization changes. 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.

Richard Burmester

Richard Burmester


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.

Austin Amos

Austin Amos


With more than 550 operations including 15 distribution centers throughout North America, Motion Industries distributes bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling.

-Bill O’Leary

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