Motion Industries' Tim Breen Named President & Chief Operating Officer

Birmingham, Ala. – Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, is pleased to announce that Tim Breen has been named President and Chief Operating Officer.

Most recently, Mr. Breen has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the company’s U.S. operations since 2011.  In his new role, Mr. Breen will continue to lead the company in the areas of Bearings/Power Transmission/Fluid Power/Hose and Corporate Accounts, with the addition of Purchasing/Distribution, Inventory Management and Sales.

Mr. Breen began his career with Berry Bearing Company in 1982 and has held significant key positions since Berry Bearing was acquired by Motion Industries in 1993.  Prior to becoming Executive Vice President in 2011, he led Motion Industries as a Senior Vice President for the Central U.S.

“This move will help better position Motion Industries for growth in the future,” said Bill Stevens, Motion Industries’ Chairman and CEO.  “Tim’s leadership in these areas of our business will keep us on track to accomplish our goals in the coming 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 14 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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