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Genuine Parts Company Names New President

Paul Donahue, president of the automotive parts group, will take the helm.
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Atlanta, GA-based distributor Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC), has tapped Paul D. Donahue as the president of Genuine Parts Company, making him the seventh president of the company in its 84-year history.  Donahue was previously Executive Vice President of Genuine Parts Company and also serves as president of the U.S. Automotive Parts Group. 

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Donahue will continue to serve as president of the U.S. Automotive Parts Group. In addition, as GPC's president, he will be more involved in the company's corporate-wide operations and initiatives.

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its Motion Industries subsidiary. 

S.P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and Canada.

The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had 2010 revenues of $11.2 billion.

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