Motion Industries Inc. (, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, announced the promotion of Randall (Randy) P. Breaux to President.

Breaux was most recently executive vice president of marketing, distribution and purchasing at the company, and has nearly four decades of experience in industrial manufacturing and distribution. He has played a key role in setting corporate direction, strategic acquisitions, growing supplier relationships, advancing marketing activities and most recently, overseeing corporate operations. Breaux joined Motion Industries in May 2011 following 21 years with ABB/Baldor Electric Co.

Breaux joined Baldor in 1989, and held various sales and marketing positions in the company. Just prior to joining Motion, Baldor was acquired by ABB. At that time, he was promoted to VP of integration by ABB, tasked with bringing the Baldor and ABB electric motor businesses together in North America. He served as Baldor’s VP of marketing from 2001-2011, played a key role in Baldor’s acquisition of Dodge and Reliance Electric from Rockwell Automation in 2007, and served as an officer of the company for more than 11 years.