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Motion Industries, Inc. - Birmingham, AL

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Motion Industries Announces Two Group Leader Positions

Press release date: March 24, 2014

Birmingham, Ala. – Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, is pleased to announce two promotions to Group Executive as part of the company’s field organization changes, according to Motion Industries’ President and COO, Tim Breen.

Richard Burmester has been named Senior Vice President and Group Executive for the realigned Southwest sales group. He began his career with Motion Industries in 1976 at the Baton Rouge, Louisiana branch, and since then has held positions as Operations Manager, Outside Sales, Branch Manager, Sales Manager and Division Manager. Burmester most recently served the company as Division Manager for the Nashville Division.

Austin Amos has been named Senior Vice President and Group Executive of the newly formed Midwest sales group. He started his career at the Little Rock, Arkansas location in 1989 and has held the positions of Outside Sales and then Branch Manager, with responsibilities of a second branch subsequently added. He has most recently served the St. Louis Division as Division Manager, since 2011.

“These changes in our field organization will further position us for growth in 2014,” said Breen. “Richard and Austin are both experienced leaders, and have done a great job for the company over the years.”

With annual sales of $4.5 billion, Motion Industries is a leading industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling. Motion Industries has over 550 operations including 15 distribution centers throughout North America and serves more than 150,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.

Motion Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC). Visit our website at Contact us toll-free at (800) 526-9328.


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