Motion to promote pair to executive VP roles

By |  March 11, 2021

Logo: Motion IndustriesMotion Industries, a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts, is promoting James Howe to executive vice president of e-commerce, sales excellence, strategic pricing and corporate accounts.

Additionally, Joe Limbaugh is being promoted to Motion’s executive vice president of supply chain, operations support, marketing and enterprise excellence.

Both promotions will be effective April 1.

“With their expertise and substantial achievements, James and Joe are both proven, integral leaders and key to Motion’s success,” says Randy Breaux, Motion president. “Both promotions are well-deserved, and we look forward to seeing continued company success under their guidance.”

James Howe

According to Motion, Howe most recently served as senior vice president of e-commerce, sales excellence and strategic pricing in 2020. As of Jan. 1, Howe took on the added responsibilities of Motion’s corporate accounts group. He has been with Motion since 2002.

As executive vice president, Howe will continue to lead in his respective areas while assisting in other strategic areas of the business and customer development.

Joe Limbaugh

Limbaugh, meanwhile, began his career with Motion in 1983 in Bourbonnais, Illinois. During his career at Motion, Limbaugh has held a number of field and corporate positions, giving him a unique perspective on Motion and its customers, the company says.

Limbaugh most recently served as senior vice president, responsible for Motion’s procurement and inventory, distribution center operations and productivity, branch support, facilities and lease management, and marketing strategy.

As executive vice president, Limbaugh will continue to lead strategic initiatives throughout the company to improve customer service levels and increase Motion’s productivity in an effort to create additional stakeholder value.

Kevin Yanik

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