Birmingham, Ala. – Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has named Jeremy Barton to Vice President of the Company’s West Group – effective August 1, 2019.
Mr. Barton will lead Motion’s West Group operations with over 20 years of experience, garnered from serving in a variety of key roles within Motion Industries. He has worked as an Industry Sales Manager (Mining), and Branch Manager (Salt Lake City), as well as providing technical, sales, and operations guidance for the Company’s growing Industrial Services platform in the West. In 2016, he was promoted to his most recent position as Mountain Division Sales Manager. Mr. Barton obtained Six Sigma/Lean/5S certification in 2011, and holds various Business Management, Technical & Leadership Certifications.
Kevin Storer, Motion Industries Executive Vice President of U.S. Operations, said, “Jeremy brings valuable experience and expertise to this position, and we are confident that he will succeed in leading the West Group. I know he’ll do an outstanding job driving our key field initiatives.”
Motion Industries President, Randy Breaux, said, “We are very happy with the selection of Jeremy as the West Group Vice President. Jeremy has earned this position through his leadership and performance over the past years. I am excited about the future of the West Group under Jeremy’s direction.”
About Motion Industries
With annual sales of $6.3 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. Through EIS, which joined with Motion Industries to form its Electrical Specialties Group in 2018, the company has broadened its offerings with process materials, production supplies, specialty wire and cable, and value-added fabricated parts for the electrical OEM, motor repair and assembly markets.
Motion Industries has over 600 locations, including 15 distribution centers throughout North America, and serves more than 200,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, semiconductor, wood and lumber, medical, and pharmaceutical industries.
Motion Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC). Visit our website at MotionIndustries.com. Contact us toll-free at (800) 526-9328.
Brenda Miller – Motion Industries (205) 956-1122