Genuine Parts names new president of Motion

April 8, 2024
Industrial replacement parts distributor taps James Howe to lead

Genuine Parts, a distributor of industrial replacement parts, has appointed James F. Howe to the position of president at Motion, the company's industrial business. With nearly three decades of dedicated service to the company, Howe brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role.

Most recently, Howe served as the executive vice president and chief commercial and technology officer, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the corporate trajectory of Motion. His leadership in overseeing ecommerce, strategic pricing, sales excellence, corporate accounts and human resources has been instrumental in driving the company.

In his new capacity, Howe will continue to report to Randy Breaux, group president, GPC North America.

"James has an impressive history, having served in numerous executive roles during his long career at Motion," said Paul Donahue, chairman and CEO. "His extensive experience makes him an excellent choice to lead Motion. We feel confident that under James's leadership, our talented and experienced Motion team will continue to achieve great results."

Established in 1928, Genuine Parts specializes in the distribution of automotive and industrial replacement parts. Its Industrial Parts Group serves customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australasia.

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