Motion Industries Inc. (Birmingham, AL): This national distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., announced the promotion of Randy Breaux was to president on Dec. 12. He was most recently executive VP of marketing, distribution, and purchasing for Motion Industries, and has nearly four decades of experience in the industrial manufacturing and distribution markets.
At Motion Industries, he has played a key role in setting corporate direction, strategic acquisitions, growing supplier relationships, advancing marketing activities and most recently overseeing corporate operations. He joined Motion Industries in May 2011 following 21 years with ABB/Baldor Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives and mechanical power transmission components, based in Fort Smith, AR. Breaux joined Baldor in 1989, and held various sales and marketing positions in the company. Just prior to joining Motion, Baldor was acquired by ABB. At that time, he was promoted to Vice President of Integration by ABB, tasked with bringing the Baldor and ABB electric motor businesses together in North America. He served as Baldor’s VP of marketing from 2001-2011, played a key role in Baldor’s acquisition of Dodge and Reliance Electric from Rockwell Automation in 2007, and served as an officer of the company for over 11 years.