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Motion Industries Announces Management Changes
October 10, 2005
Motion Industries, Birmingham, AL, North America's largest distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, is pleased to announce that Tom Miller and Bob Summerlin will each be promoted to the position of Executive Vice President for Motion Industries, Inc. Tom Miller will be responsible for all U.S. branch operations, which will include Motion's sales groups and divisions. Bob Summerlin will be responsible for sales and marketing for the entire organization.
Both Miller and Summerlin have had extensive careers at Motion Industries, serving the company in a variety of positions. Most recently, Tom Miller was group vice president for the company's central division. Bob Summerlin was group vice president for the west division as well as corporate accounts, corporate support, product management, and marketing.
In his new role, Miller will be the Chief Operating Officer for all U.S. branch operations. Summerlin's responsibilities will include corporate accounts, customer support, product management, and marketing for North America.
"I thank both Tom Miller and Bob Summerlin for accepting their new roles and I am excited about our future as we develop growth opportunities for our people and our company," stated Bill Stevens, President and CEO of Motion Industries.
With 2004 sales in excess of $2.5 billion, Motion Industries is the leading distributor of bearings; mechanical, industrial automation, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic power replacement parts; hose and rubber products; and industrial supply products.
Motion Industries has more than 460 operations including nine distribution centers throughout North America and serves more than 150,000 customers from the automotive, chemical, food and beverage, wood and lumber, iron and steel, pulp and paper, and pharmaceutical industries.
Motion Industries, NAPA, and S.P. Richards are wholly owned subsidiaries of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC).