Motion Industries’ Cook promoted to executive VP, CFO

By |  March 27, 2020
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Motion Industries, a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co. (GPC), promoted Greg Cook to executive vice president and CFO of Motion Industries, effective April 1.

Cook joined Motion Industries as senior vice president and CFO in November 2016, working to improve the strategic effectiveness of the company’s finance, accounting, tax and treasury functions. Since joining Motion Industries, Cook has added responsibility for corporate strategy functions.

In his expanded role, Cook will continue to lead these current responsibilities but also take on oversight of Motion Industries’ IT function.

“Since Greg has been with the company, we have been able to strengthen our bench in the finance and accounting departments, refine our strategic planning and strengthen our balance sheet, improving our financial performance for GPC and our shareholders,” says Randy Breaux, Motion Industries president. “Greg is a key member of the executive team, and I look forward to what the future holds under his continued leadership.”

Cook has more than 29 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution markets. Before starting with Motion Industries, he spent 18 years with Shaw Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company. He began his professional career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen in Atlanta.

Motion Industries is an industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling.

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