Edwin W. Pearce III has been elected as president of Tencarva Machinery Co. by its board of directors.
Pearce fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Rod Lee on Dec. 31, 2013. Lee had served 16 years in the position.
Tencarva has an Alpharetta branch office of its GPM Division.
"I am honored that the Board of Directors of Tencarva Machinery Company has chosen me to be the company’s fourth president," Pearce said. "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."
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.
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.
Founded in 1978, Tencarva Machinery Company supplies innovative engineering assistance, professional equipment selection with extensive product and parts inventory, as well as preventive maintenance and repair services to all its customers.
Tencarva has 344 employees at 28 branches in eight states, including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The Alpharetta Branch Office of the GPM Division is located at 1370 Union Hill Industrial Ct., Suite G, Alpharetta.