Genuine Parts appoints new president of Motion industrial business

April 25, 2024
GPC distributes automotive and industrial replacement parts worldwide

Genuine Parts Company reported Mar. 21 that its board of directors has appointed James Howe as president of its Motion industrial business. He most recently served as Motion’s EVP and chief commercial and technology officer, and oversaw its e-commerce, strategic pricing, sales excellence, corporate accounts and human resources. Howe will continue to report to Randy Breaux, group president of GPC North America.

"James has an impressive history, having served in numerous executive roles during his long career at Motion," said Paul Donahue, chairman and CEO of GPC. "His extensive experience makes him an excellent choice to lead Motion. We feel confident that under James's leadership, our talented and experienced Motion team will continue to achieve great results."

Established in 1928, GPC distributes automotive and industrial replacement parts worldwide. It has 10,700 locations in 17 countries supported by more than 60,000 employees.

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