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Chris Cleland

Motion names Chris Cleland senior VP of strategy & markets

Motion Industries Inc. has named Chris Cleland to senior vice president of strategy & markets.

Cleland’s career spans more than 25 years in consulting, strategy, marketing, branding, e-commerce, business development and transformation.

In his previous role as principal consultant at Cummings Creative Group, Cleland led multiple initiatives across several industry verticals, driving growth and innovation for clients, including working with Motion on marketing and strategy projects for more than 12 years.

Prior to his time with CCG, Cleland was president and owner of LithoSigns and a sales manager with Citadel Broadcasting.

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In his new role, Cleland will lead Motion’s strategy development for its business groups, e-commerce and digital teams.

“Chris brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team,” said Jams Howe, executive vice president – chief commercial officer/chief technology officer for Motion. “His impressive track record in innovation and transformation makes him a perfect fit for guiding our companywide strategic planning process and shaping our future growth and success.”

Cleland is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Motion is a leading industrial distributor of more than 19 million parts and supplies. In addition, the company provides many value-added services, including engineering, fabrication, repair and Industry 4.0 solutions across its product groups.


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