Motion Industries, Inc. has announced the promotion of Randy P. Breaux to president.
“Randy has an impressive history, having served in numerous management roles during his career,” said Paul Donahue, president and CEO of Genuine Parts Company, parent company of Motion Industries. “His extensive experience in both industrial manufacturing and distribution, which includes his sales, marketing and corporate background, make him an excellent choice to lead Motion Industries. We feel confident that we will continue to see great things from our talented and experienced Motion team under Randy's leadership.”
Breaux was most recently executive vice president of marketing, distribution and purchasing for Motion Industries, and has nearly four decades of experience in the industrial-manufacturing and distribution markets. At Motion Industries, he has played a key role in setting corporate direction, strategic acquisitions, growing supplier relationships, advancing marketing activities and, most recently, overseeing corporate operations, according to the company.
He joined Motion Industries in May 2011 following 21 years with ABB/Baldor Electric Company, a manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives, and mechanical power transmission components.
Breaux joined Baldor in 1989, holding various sales and marketing positions throughout his tenure. Just prior to joining Motion, Baldor was acquired by ABB. At that time, he was promoted to vice president of integration by ABB, tasked with bringing the Baldor and ABB electric-motor businesses together in North America. He served as Baldor’s vice president of marketing from 2001-2011, played a key role in Baldor’s acquisition of Dodge and Reliance Electric from Rockwell Automation in 2007, and served as an officer of the company for more than 11 years.