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Motion Industries President & CEO Passes Away

Motion Industries, Inc., subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, announced the death of its president and CEO, Tim Breen. The leadership of this maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts distributor stated that Breen was great as both a leader and a human being.

“Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Tim have lost a dear friend and an inspiration,” the statement continued. “Tim leaves behind a great company, a great culture and a great team that he affectionately referred to as ‘The Motion Family.’ His spirit will forever live on at Motion.”

Tim Breen

Breen began his career with Berry Bearing Co. in 1982, serving as sales representative, branch manager, regional manager, and corporate accounts manager. His responsibilities continued to grow after Berry Bearing and Motion Industries joined forces in 1993. His leadership continued as he became both a division officer and group officer, then assumed responsibility of all U.S. locations in 2011 as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Breen was promoted to Motion Industries president and COO in 2013, before his promotion in November 2014 to president and CEO. In that position, Breen helped Motion Industries reach its record $5 billion sales goal at the end of 2017.

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