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News   December 20, 2018   by Adam Malik

GPC makes top level changes


Genuine Parts Company has announced new leaders for its auto parts group in the U.S. and its industrial business.

Kevin E. Herron has taken over as president of the U.S. Automotive Parts Group while Randall P. Breaux will head up Motion Industries.

Herron previously served as executive vice president of the group. He has spent 29 years with GPC. Breaux, who joined the company in 2011, was most recently executive vice president of marketing, distribution and purchasing with Motion.

“Both Kevin and Randy are proven executives and well deserving of their new leadership roles. 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,” said Paul Donahue, GPC’s president and chief executive officer.

“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.”