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Motion Appoints Cummings as New CFO

Cummings takes over as CFO after Motion's previous CFO, Greg Cook, moved to Genuine Parts Company's U.S. Automotive Group.
Motion 1Q 2022 earnings

MRO parts distributor Motion has promoted Patrick Cummings to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective immediately, the company announced April 24.

Patrick Cummings (Photo: Motion Industries)

“Patrick will become a vital part of the Motion executive team, leading Motion to achieve our financial goals in the coming years,” Motion President Randy Breaux said in a news release. “His promotion is well deserved. It makes me extremely proud and happy that after a nationwide search, the Motion candidates proved to be the ‘best in class,’ which says a lot about Motion, our succession planning/process and our teammates.”

Cummings joined Motion in 2012 as Assistant Vice President of Corporate Compliance. From 2014 to 2019, he served as Motion’s U.S. Controller before becoming Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis. Most recently, Cummings acted as interim CFO after Motion’s previous CFO, Greg Cook, moved to the U.S. Automotive Group at Genuine Parts Company (GPC).

Prior to his time at Motion, Cummings was an Internal Audit Manager at Walter Energy. Cummings received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Motion was prominently featured on MDM’s Top Distributors list in 2022, ranking as the No. 1 Power Transmission/Bearings Distributor, No. 3 Industrial Distributor, No. 3 MRO Industrial Distributor, No. 3 Fluid Power Distributor and No. 24 Electrical, Data & Security Distributor. Motion was also listed among MDM’s Top Safety Distributors in 2022.

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