Motion promotes Limbaugh, Howe

By |  May 17, 2023

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Motion promoted two longtime employees to its executive level.

Motion named Joe Limbaugh executive vice president and COO. In addition to his current responsibilities leading marketing, supply chain, DC/FC operations, real estate and enterprise excellence, Limbaugh is responsible for operations in all of the Mi solutions businesses. Limbaugh will celebrate his 40th anniversary with Motion in 2023.

James Howe, meanwhile, was named executive vice president, chief commercial officer and chief technology officer. In his role, Howe will continue to be responsible for e-commerce, strategic pricing, sales excellence and corporate accounts, as well as human resources. Howe celebrated his 30th anniversary with Motion this year.

“These are two richly deserved executive promotions,” says Randy Breaux, president of Motion. “Over the years, both Joe and James have proven to be exceptional leaders for Motion in their respective areas of the business. In addition, they play vital roles in defining the strategic direction of the company and continue to take on additional responsibilities to improve our value proposition. Joe and James have built great supporting teams and have done an outstanding job producing fantastic results for Motion and Genuine Parts Co. These changes will certainly enhance the value Motion delivers to our customers, employees and stakeholders.”

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