Edwin Pearce Elected President Of Tencarva

Friday, January 10, 2014
Edwin W. Pearce III, Tencarva president
Edwin W. Pearce III, Tencarva president
The Board of Directors of Tencarva Machinery Company, which has a Chattanooga Branch Office, has elected Edwin W. Pearce III as president of Tencarva, effective January 1, after the retirement on December 31, of Rod Lee,  who served in that position for 16 years.             

In assuming his new role, Mr. Pearce remarked, "I am honored that the Board of Directors of Tencarva Machinery Company has chosen me to be the company’s fourth president. Our founders and past leaders have built a wonderful company, and I am very mindful of that. We have tremendous, dedicated  employees; we represent the top manufacturers of engineered products; and we have a diversified and thriving customer base – all of which bode well for our future."

Mr. Lee retired after 36 years of service with the company, and will remain on the Board of Directors. Previously, Pearce has been serving as secretary/treasurer and controller of Tencarva for the last 13 years. The succession process began with the election of Pearce by the Board of Directors in January 2013. In order to ensure a smooth transition upon Lee's retirement, Pearce has been involved with the sales and management team traveling to various branch offices and meeting with customers during 2013.             

In announcing Mr. Pearce's promotion, Mr. Lee explained, "Ed has guided us through the transition into the electronic age in our business systems. He has maintained the 'tight ship' in the Accounting Department while growing substantially to meet the needs of the much larger company we have become. I don’t know any company that operates more efficiently or effectively than Tencarva in that area. His skills and good judgment have also contributed greatly to Tencarva’s success in adding to our business via acquisition."             

Mr. Lee continued, "Ed will have an extremely experienced officer group to assist him in his new position. Our sales vice presidents have been largely responsible for our sales management and vendor relationships in recent years. We anticipate a smooth transition as the management changes evolve, as we have been preparing for it for years."             

Mr. Pearce began his career with Tencarva Machinery Company in 1992 and has served as secretary/treasurer since 2000. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.             

Professionally, he is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA), which are professional accounting organizations.             

Active in the local community, Mr. Pearce has served on the boards of the Greensboro Sports Council and Greensboro Swimming Association. He currently serves on the Vestry of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greensboro.              

For details on Tencarva, contact Walter Hieber, director of marketing, at Tencarva Machinery Company, 1115 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro, NC 27409-9753, 888/828-4143 or whieber@tencarva.com. 

For local information on Tencarva, contact Branch Manager Rick Walker, Tencarva Machinery Company, 4101 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421-2176, 423 892-8928


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