Motion Industries Inc. ( announces the sudden passing of its president and CEO, Tim Breen.

“Motion Industries has lost a great leader and the world has lost an amazing human being,” said Motion Industries leadership. “Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Tim have lost a dear friend and an inspiration. 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.

Breen began his career with Berry Bearing Co. in 1982 and served as a 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.

He served as both a division officer and group officer, and assumed responsibility of all the U.S. locations in 2011 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Breen was promoted to president and chief operating officer in 2013, before his promotion in 2014 to president and CEO.