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Motion Industries makes management changes

Birmingham, Ala. -- Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) r...


Birmingham, Ala. — Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, has made several management changes. According to Bill Stevens, Motion Industries’ president and chief executive officer, these changes will support Motion’s structure for growth.

Tom Miller, as executive vice-president and chief operating officer for Motion’s U.S. branches, will have six groups reporting to him. Each group will be led by a group vice-president and each will be responsible for the divisions in their respective areas of the U.S.

These six positions will be as follows: Southwest Group, John Walters; West Group, Kevin Storer; East Group, Jeff Rouse; Central Group, Mark Sheehan; Midwest Group, Tim Breen; and Southeast Group, David James.

In addition, the following promotions were announced: Gary Garris, vice-president – distribution center operations and corporate logistics; Linda Price, vice-president – marketing and advertising; Gerald Sourbeer, vice-president – corporate accounts; and Mark Thompson, vice-president – corporate services and sales support.

With 2005 sales in excess of $2.8 billion, Motion serves more than 150,000 customers from the automotive, chemical, food and beverage, wood and lumber, iron and steel, pulp and paper, mining and aggregate, and pharmaceutical industries through more than 460 operations across North America.

Motion Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company . Visit www.motionindustries.com or call (800) 526-9328 for more information.