Motion names group VP of automation

By |  April 1, 2021
Aurelio Banda


Motion Industries, a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts, hired Aurelio Banda as its group vice president of automation.

Banda most recently served as president and CEO of PHD Inc., a global manufacturer of electric, pneumatic and hydraulic industrial automation actuators in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Prior to leading PHD Inc., Banda served as president and CEO of North America for Beckhoff Automation, a global manufacturer of industrial PCs, software, hardware, and a variety of other products, in Savage, Minnesota.

Banda was also the owner, president and CEO of Controls Plus, an automation distributor in Noblesville, Indiana. Additionally, he served as vice president of sales and regional sales manager at Motion Automation. Banda was a regional sales manager for Bosch Rexroth’s electronic controls and drives, as well.

“Aurelio’s extensive industry background in automation distribution and manufacturing, combined with his education and training, make him a perfect fit to lead our automation strategy and accelerate growth,” says Randy Breaux, Motion president. “We look forward to watching our automation business flourish under his leadership.”

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