Motion Industries Promotes New Senior VP, CFO

Patrick Cummings joined Motion in 2012 and has held various leadership positions during his tenure.


Patrick Cummings
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Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts, and a provider of industrial technology solutions, has announced the promotion of Patrick Cummings to senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Cummings graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He began his career with Ernst & Young in 2006. In 2011, he moved from public accounting to industry, joining Walter Energy as its internal audit manager. He joined Motion in 2012 as AVP of corporate compliance. Since then, he held the position of U.S. controller from 2014-2019, before becoming VP of financial planning and analysis, until he was asked to serve as interim CFO.

“Patrick will become a vital part of the Motion executive team, leading Motion to achieve our financial goals in the coming years,” says Randy Breaux, Motion’s President. “His promotion is well deserved. It makes me extremely proud and happy that after a nationwide search, the Motion candidates proved to be the ‘best in class,’ which says a lot about Motion, our
succession planning/process and our teammates.”

Cummings will report directly to Breaux. He will also work closely with Bert Nappier, EVP and Chief Financial Officer of GPC, and the CFOs of the other GPC business units worldwide.