BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., promoted N. Joe Limbaugh to the position of senior vice president of supply chain, operations support, and marketing, effective Jan. 1. Limbaugh will report directly to the Randy Breaux, president, Motion Industries.

Limbaugh began his career in 1983 in Bourbonnais, Illinois, in an entry-level position with Berry Bearing Co., 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, he accepted the position of vice president/general manager of the Birmingham division. He returned to Chicago 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, president, Motion Industries. “Additionally, Joe’s creative and marketing intelligence makes him uniquely qualified to lead Motion in several disciplines. During the past five years, I’ve watched Joe master every challenge presented to him. I’m very excited to see Joe take our supply chain and marketing efforts to a new level.”

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Publication date: 01/04/18