Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Motion Industries promotes executive team members to key leadership positions

May 16, 2023
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

James Howe (l) and Joe Limbaugh (r) from Motion Industries were recently promoted to key leadership positions. (Photo: Motion Industries)

Motion Industries has promoted Joe Limbaugh to the position of executive vice-president – chief operations officer. In addition, the company promoted James Howe to executive vice-president – chief commercial officer/chief technology officer. The promotions are effective from June 1. Limbaugh and Howe will continue to report to Motion’s president, Randy Breaux.

Limbaugh completes 40 years with Motion Industries this year. In 2021, he was promoted to executive vice-president, leading strategic initiatives to improve customer service levels and increase Motion’s productivity. In addition to his current responsibilities leading marketing, supply chain, DC/FC operations, real estate and enterprise excellence, he will assume responsibility for operations in all of the Mi solutions businesses. This includes Mi Conveyance Solutions, Mi Fluid Power Solutions, Motion Ai and Mi Repair & Services.

Howe recently celebrated 30 years with Motion Industries. He was promoted to executive vice-president in 2021 with responsibility for eCommerce, strategic pricing, sales excellence and corporate accounts. He will continue to lead in these areas with the added responsibility of human resources.

“These are two richly deserved executive promotions,” said Breaux. “Over the years, both Joe and James have proven to be exceptional leaders for Motion in their respective areas of the business. In addition, they play vital roles in defining the strategic direction of the company and continue to take on additional responsibilities to improve our value proposition. Joe and James have built great supporting teams and have done an outstanding job producing fantastic results for Motion and Genuine Parts company. These changes will certainly enhance the value Motion delivers to our customers, employees and stakeholders.”


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