BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Motion Industries Inc. announced the promotion of James Howe to executive vice president – eCommerce, Sales Excellence, Strategic Pricing, and Corporate Accounts, and of Joe Limbaugh to executive vice president – Supply Chain, Operations Support, Marketing, and Enterprise Excellence, effective April 1, 2021.
James Howe most recently served as senior vice president – eCommerce, Sales Excellence, and Strategic Pricing throughout 2020, and as of January 1, 2021, took on the additional responsibilities of the Corporate Accounts group. He has been with Motion since 2002 and has held numerous field roles – including group executive for the West Group. In the last couple of years, Howe has led the strategy and development of all aspects of Motion’s digital strategy, including the new Motion.com website released last year. As EVP, Howe will continue to lead in his respective areas, while also assisting in other strategic areas of the business and customer development.
Joe Limbaugh began his career with Motion in 1983 in Bourbonnais, Illinois. During his time with Motion, Limbaugh has held numerous field and corporate positions. He most recently served as senior vice president, responsible for Motion’s procurement and inventory, distribution center operations and productivity, branch support, facilities and lease management, and marketing strategy. In 2018, Limbaugh led the renovation of Motion’s corporate campus,. In 2020, under his leadership and guidance, Motion installed the first “goods-to- person” automated retrieval systems in the Birmingham distribution center. As EVP, Limbaugh will continue to lead strategic initiatives throughout the company.
“With their expertise and substantial achievements, James and Joe are both proven, integral leaders and key to Motion’s success,” said Motion President Randy Breaux. “Both promotions are well-deserved, and we look forward to seeing continued company success under their guidance.”