Motion Industries Notes Death of President & CEO Tim Breen

Jane Alexander | August 20, 2018

Motion Industries, Inc., Birmingham, AL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co. (GPC), has reported the sudden passing of its president and CEO, Tim Breen.

According to a statement released by the Company’s leadership, “Motion Industries has lost a great leader, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Tim have lost a dear friend and an inspiration. Tim leaves behind a great company, a great culture, and a great team that he affectionately referred to as ‘The Motion Family.’ His spirit will forever live on at Motion. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved, growing the company he led, and appreciating the team he loved so much. Tim’s guidance and vision have left us in a strong position to continue building the Company’s success.”

Tim Breen began his career with Berry Bearing Co., in 1982, where he served in a number of roles, including sales representative, branch manager, regional manager, and corporate accounts manager. His responsibilities continued to grow after Berry Bearing and Motion Industries joined forces, in 1993.

Breen’s leadership as both a Division officer and Group officer distinguished his record, and he assumed responsibility of all U.S. locations in 2011 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was promoted to Motion Industries president and chief operating officer in 2013, and then to the position of president and CEO in Nov. 2014. Under his leadership, Motion Industries attained its record $5 billion sales goal at the end of 2017.

Motion Industries will share further details as they become available.




Jane Alexander

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