Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has announced the sudden passing of its president and CEO, Tim Breen. Breen began his career with Berry Bearing Company in 1982, where he served in numerous positions. His responsibilities continued to grow after Berry Bearing and Motion Industries joined forces in 1993.
His leadership as both a division officer and group officer distinguished his record, and he assumed responsibility of all the US locations in 2011 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Breen was promoted to Motion Industries president and chief operating officer in 2013, and was named president and CEO in November 2014.