BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Motion Industries Inc. has named John Watwood group senior vice president of the company’s Southeast Group.

A graduate of University of North Alabama (MBA) and University of Alabama at Birmingham, (B.S. Industrial Distribution/Marketing), Watwood has over 20 years of experience in the industry. He joined Motion Industries in 2008 as a fluid power specialist based out of Mississippi. John worked his way up to branch manager positions in Columbus, Mississippi, and Nashville, Tennessee, before earning a promotion to division vice president, general manager of the Nashville division in 2014.

“John’s experience, expertise, and leadership style are well-suited for this expanded role and will allow him to move with agility toward success,” said Kevin Storer, motion industries executive vice president U.S. Operations. “We are excited that he has accepted the challenge to grow our Southeast market and enhance our initiatives with a fresh perspective.”

“John brings an intensity we need in the current market, along with the ability to drive strategic change through efficient operational execution,” said Motion Industries President Randy Breaux. “We look forward to seeing the Southeast Operating Group’s future accomplishments resulting from his influence.”

Publication date: 6/7/2019

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