BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Motion Industries Inc. announced that Aurelio Banda will join the company as Motion’s new group vice president of automation.

“Aurelio’s extensive industry background in automation distribution and manufacturing, combined with his education and training, make him a perfect fit to lead our automation strategy and accelerate growth,” said Randy Breaux, Motion president. “We look forward to watching our automation business flourish under his leadership.”

Banda most recently served as president and CEO of PHD Inc. Prior to leading PHD Inc., he served as president and CEO – North America for Beckhoff Automation.

Banda was also the owner and president and CEO of Controls Plus Inc. Additionally, he served as vice president of Sales and regional sales manager for Motion Automation Inc. and a regional sales manager for Bosch Rexroth’s Electronic Controls & Drives.

A graduate of DeVry University with a degree in Applied Science in Electronics, Banda furthered his education with an MBA in Finance & Operations from Notre Dame and completed Harvard Business School’s General Management Program.

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