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Genuine Parts Co. Promotes Kevin Herron to President of US Automotive Parts Group

Previously, Herron was executive vice president of the U.S. Automotive Parts Group and has served in a variety of key management roles in his 29-year career with GPC.

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Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) announced the promotion of Kevin Herron to president of the U.S. Automotive Parts Group and Randall Breaux to president of Motion Industries, the company’s industrial business.

Previously, Herron was executive vice president of the U.S. Automotive Parts Group and has served in a variety of key management roles in his 29-year career with GPC.

Most recently, Breaux was most executive vice president of marketing, distribution and purchasing at Motion Industries. He joined Motion in 2011 and has more than 40 years of experience in the industrial manufacturing and distribution markets.

“Both Kevin and Randy are proven executives and well deserving of their new leadership roles,” said Paul Donahue, GPC president and CEO. “Kevin has a deep knowledge of the automotive aftermarket industry and significant experience across the NAPA network of stores, distribution facilities and corporate operations. These important attributes have equipped Kevin with the skillset to successfully lead the U.S. Automotive Group into the future.

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“Randy also has an impressive history, having served in numerous management roles for the last 40 years. His extensive experience in both industrial manufacturing and distribution, which includes his sales, marketing and corporate background, make him an excellent choice to lead Motion Industries. Together, with very talented and experienced management teams in place at both businesses, we are excited for the growth prospects at our U.S. Automotive Parts Group and Motion Industries in the years ahead.”

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