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Motion Announces Promotions

Patrick Cummings

Joe Limbaugh

James Howe

Motion Industries, Inc. has announced the promotions of Patrick Cummings to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Joe Limbaugh to Executive Vice President-Chief Operations Officer and James Howe to Executive Vice President-Chief Commercial Officer/Chief Technology Officer.

Cummings graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He began his career with Ernst & Young in 2006. In 2011, he moved from public accounting joining Walter Energy as its internal audit manager. He joined Motion in 2012 as AVP of Corporate Compliance. He has held the positions of U.S. controller from 2014-2019, VP of financial planning & analysis and interim CFO after Greg Cook, Motion's previous CFO, moved to the U.S. Automotive Group at Genuine Parts Company (GPC).

"Patrick will become a vital part of the Motion executive team, leading Motion to achieve our financial goals in the coming years," said Randy Breaux, Motion's President. "His promotion is well deserved."

This year, Limbaugh will celebrate 40 years with Motion. In 2021, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, leading strategic initiatives to improve customer service levels and increase Motion's productivity. In addition to his current responsibilities leading Marketing, Supply Chain, DC/FC Operations, Real Estate and Enterprise Excellence, he will assume responsibility for operations in all of the Mi solutions businesses. This includes Mi Conveyance Solutions, Mi Fluid Power Solutions, Motion Ai and Mi Repair & Services.

Howe recently celebrated 30 years with Motion and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2021 with responsibility for eCommerce, Strategic Pricing, Sales Excellence and Corporate Accounts. He will continue to lead in these areas with the added responsibility of Human Resources.

Breaux said, "Over the years, 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 GPC. These changes will certainly enhance the value Motion delivers to our customers, employees and stakeholders."

For more information contact:

Motion Industries, Inc.

1605 Alton Road

Birmingham, AL 35210


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