Motion Industries promotes Joe Limbaugh to senior vice president


Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, recently announced the promotion of N. Joe Limbaugh to the position of Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Operations Support and Marketing, effective January 1, 2019. Limbaugh will report directly to the president of Motion Industries.

Limbaugh began his career in 1983 in Bourbonnais, Illinois, in an entry-level position with Berry Bearing Company, which was later acquired by Motion Industries. In 1989, he relocated to Peoria, Illinois, where he continued to achieve higher levels of success working as operations manager, branch manager, and then corporate sales manager. In 2007, Limbaugh accepted the position of vice president general manager of the Birmingham, Alabama, division. He returned to Chicago, Illinois, in 2009 to assume the role of vice president general manager of the Chicago division.

In 2013, Limbaugh was asked to return to Motion’s Birmingham headquarters as vice president of Operations, Distribution, and Properties.

“Joe has a wealth of experience, both in field sales and branch operations, as well as in corporate functions including logistics, distribution, properties and facilities management,” said Randy Breaux, Motion Industries president. “Additionally, Joe’s creative and marketing intelligence makes him uniquely qualified to lead Motion in several disciplines. During the past five years, I have watched Joe master every challenge presented to him. I am very excited to see Joe take our Supply Chain and Marketing efforts to a new level.”

With annual sales of $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. 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. Combined, total Industrial Group annual sales are approximately $6 billion.

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