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Covington, KY & Pittsburgh, PA – July 1, 2010 – TiER1 Performance Solutions, a leading provider of learning, knowledge and change management solutions announced today the acquisition of Motionplan, Inc., a custom training development company located outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

“Motionplan’s experience and culture are a perfect fit for TiER1,” said Greg Harmeyer, TiER1’s CEO and founding partner. “We’re excited to expand our team with a group that believes in high performance, creating value for clients, building great relationships and having fun.”  

Motionplan’s expertise in custom training design and development complements and extends TiER1’s existing capabilities in this area.  “Motionplan is known in the industry for the quality of their solutions”, said Harmeyer.  “This acquisition will extend our capacity and capability while opening new clients to the breadth of learning, knowledge and change management solutions we provide.”

“Joining TiER1 gives us a great opportunity to accelerate our growth and to draw on the additional expertise that TiER1 offers,” said Motionplan President Jim Feniello.  “The TiER1 Co-Sourcing model of providing variable expertise to clients is a model that our clients will benefit greatly from.”

Feniello will remain in place as the Managing Director for the Pittsburgh office and all other personnel are expected to remain with the firm.

TiER1, a member of the Inc 5000 from 2007-2009, has aggregate growth of more than 80% over the last 3 years. The acquisition of Motionplan gives TiER1 its second full-service office in addition to its three satellite locations in Lexington, KY, Columbus, OH, and Colorado Springs, CO.

TiER1 is a nationally recognized company that has delivered solutions to more than 100 of the world’s most successful corporate and governmental organizations. In addition to rapid growth across its leading corporate clientele, TiER1 has won highly-competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop accelerated learning for detecting cyber-security threats, and from NASA to develop a tool for Human Factors evaluation.

About TiER1

Founded in 2002, TiER1 provides learning, knowledge and change management solutions that enable strategic initiatives. TiER1 helps clients take an initiative from idea to results, bridging the gap between “big picture” strategy and the “in-the-trenches” knowledge needed to make it happen. TiER1 has received numerous local, regional and national small business awards and the PMI Excellence in Project Management award.

About Motionplan

Founded in 2002, Motionplan serves clients by integrating a unique blend of learning principles, usability design expertise and technology capabilities transforming business communication needs into measurable people results. Motionplan has received multiple Pittsburgh Tech 50 and Western Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work awards.


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