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Motion Names New President

James Howe, previously EVP, CCO and CTO, was promoted to President of power transmission and MRO supplies distributor Motion.
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On April 1, power transmission and MRO supplies distributor Motion named a new leader.

Automotive and industrial replacement part distributor Genuine Parts Company’s Board of Directors appointed James Howe as President of its industrial business Motion. Motion — No. 2 on MDM’s 2023 Top Industrial Distributors List — operates as a business unit of GPC.

Over nearly three decades with Motion, Howe has served in numerous executive roles, including most recently as the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial and Technology Officer.

“His leadership in overseeing eCommerce, strategic pricing, sales excellence, corporate accounts and human resources has been instrumental in driving the company’s success,” company officials said in a March 21 news release.

In his new capacity, Howe will continue to report to Randy Breaux, Group President of GPC North America.

| Read more about Motion’s ongoing organizational transformation on MDM Premium.

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