Motion Names New President

After three decades with the company, James F. Howe moves into the position of president, effective April 1, 2024.

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Motion's parent company, Genuine Parts Company, has announced a new president for the industrial distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission products, electrical and industrial automation components and more. 

According to a press release:

Genuine Parts Company, a global distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts, has announced its board of directors has appointed James F. Howe to the position of president of Motion, the company's industrial business, effective April 1, 2024. Howe has nearly three decades with the company.

Most recently, Howe served as the executive vice president and chief commercial and technology officer, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the corporate trajectory of Motion. His leadership in overseeing e-commerce, strategic pricing, sales excellence, corporate accounts and human resources has been instrumental in driving the company's success.

In his new capacity, Howe will continue to report to Randy Breaux, group president, GPC North America.

"James has an impressive history, having served in numerous executive roles during his long career at Motion," said Paul Donahue, chairman and CEO. "His extensive experience makes him an excellent choice to lead Motion. We feel confident that under James's leadership, our talented and experienced Motion team will continue to achieve great results."