Motion Industries, distributor of industrial-maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, announced several key changes as part of its organizational structure alignment, effective January 1, 2016.
"After careful review and consideration, we have identified several areas of strength to leverage," says Motion Industries' President and CEO, Tim Breen. "I feel these changes will better prepare us for the opportunities and challenges ahead."
The company appointed Randy Breaux as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Distribution and Purchasing. In this new role, Breaux will retain current responsibility for Marketing and Strategic Planning, and oversee additions to organizational structure. He joined Motion Industries in 2011 as Senior Vice President of Marketing after more than 20 years at Baldor Electric Co. In 2014, he was promoted to his most recent position of Senior Vice President, Southern U.S., Marketing and Strategic Planning.
Tony Cefalu was named Senior Vice President of Hose & Rubber, Shops and Service Centers. In this new position, Cefalu has the added responsibility for Shops and Service Centers, including Automation, Fluid Power, Pumps and Repair. Cefalu started his career with the Berry Bearing Company in 1983, which became part of Motion Industries in 1993. He held positions of Manager of Hose and Rubber, Regional Manager, Vice President/General Manager of the Chicago Division, Group Vice President of Mi Hose & Rubber, and Senior Vice President/Group Executive for the Central Group and Mi Hose & Rubber. In 2014, Cefalu was promoted to his previous position of Senior Vice President, Eastern U.S. and Mi Hose & Rubber.
Kevin Storer was named Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations, President of Mi Mexico. In addition to his responsibility for Motion’s Mexico operation, Storer’s new role will include all U.S. branch and field sales operations. Storer began his career with Motion Industries in the West Group in 1987, and was a Branch Manager and Regional Manager prior to becoming Vice President/General Manager of Motion’s Los Angeles Division in 2000. In 2006, he was promoted to Senior Vice President/Group Executive for the West Group, and in 2014, elevated to Senior Vice President, Western U.S. and President of Mi Mexico.
Mr. Breen adds, "We are excited about these changes and the growth potential these three executives represent for our operations, sales, and services areas in 2016 and beyond. The impact from their expanded leadership roles, along with our Motion team’s outstanding execution, will continue driving new opportunities for Motion Industries in the future."