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EAS - Manufacturers Representative

by Eric Rice

Applied Motion Products, Inc., designers and manufacturers of StepSERVO™ Closed Loop Integrated Motors, announced today the appointment of Essential Automation Solutions as manufacturer’s representative for all of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Essential Automation Solutions, Inc. (EAS) is a manufacturer's sales agency that focuses on providing sensing & motion control solutions that play an essential role in helping customers achieve their machine design, process control, and manufacturing automation objectives. According to Rick Brightwell, President of EAS, “Our years of experience and product synergy are an unbeatable combination. We are honored to have the opportunity to represent Applied Motion Products to our current and future customers.”

Applied Motion Products, Inc. specializes in high-precision, cost-effective motion control solutions, offering a wide range of stepper and servo drives, motors, controllers, gearheads, and power supplies to serve a diverse industrial and OEM customer base. Dennis Joyce, Vice President Sales & Marketing of Applied Motion Products, remarked that “Adding EAS to our growing network of professional motion control reps provides us with an immediate impact on sales and support in the region. Rick and Justin will use their exemplary skills to support and expand our direct customer base.”

EAS, headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, is led by Rick Brightwell and Justin Houchins. Mr. Brightwell has over 25 years’ experience in industrial automation and motion control, ranging from Account Manager to Product Manager to VP of Sales with companies including Minarik Corporation (now part of Kaman) and Integrated Motion (now part of iAutomation). Mr. Houchins graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management and has been part of the EAS team since 2014. Justin is trained in the sizing and selection of both servo and stepper technology and uses this training on a daily basis to assist customers in applying the best solution to meet their unique application requirements.

Applied Motion Products is headquartered in Watsonville, California.

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