Industrial parts distributor Motion Industries Inc., Birmingham, Ala., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., announced three management changes.
Randy Breaux was promoted to executive vice president of marketing, distribution and purchasing. The increased cooperation among these disciplines allows the company to identify and plan for growing opportunities in the industry, such as the industrial internet of things and automation. In 2016, Breaux was promoted to his most recent position of senior vice president of marketing, distribution and purchasing. He joined Motion Industries in 2011 as senior vice president after 20-plus years at Baldor Electric Co.
Kevin Storer was promoted to executive vice president of U.S. operations and president of Mi Mexico and will maintain responsibility for all field branch sales in the United States and Mexico. This change solidifies his position as the leader for field sales and allows the field to move in an agile, highly coordinated fashion with respect to operating efficiently, as well as seizing future opportunities in a decisive manner. Storer began his career with Motion Industries in the West Group in 1987 and held significant positions in the company before being promoted in 2016 to his most recent position as senior vice president of U.S. operations and president of Mi Mexico.
Also, Mark Stoneburner was promoted to senior vice president of industry segments and business development. The addition of the business development function to Stoneburner’s role enables Motion Industries to better leverage his deep industry experience, as well as his strong strategic approach to a growing portion of the company’s overall business. He joined Motion Industries in 2016 as corporate account vice president – industry segments, bringing with him 33 years of industry experience. Stoneburner will continue to share responsibility for merger and acquisition strategy.
"Our evolving industry offers us the opportunity to be proactive in how we partner with suppliers, how we interact with customers and how we leverage our greatest asset--our people," said Tim Breen, president and CEO. "Each of these promotions allows Motion Industries to continue to ensure our leadership position and capitalize on opportunities going forward, which in turn will enhance our customer service even more."