BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Motion Industries Inc. has hired Aurelio Banda as the next group vice president for automation, adding extensive experience in distribution and manufacturing to the industrial technology solutions company.
The hire is effective immediately, according to the company.
"Aurelio's extensive industry background in automation distribution and manufacturing, combined with his education and training, make him a perfect fit to lead our automation strategy and accelerate growth," said Randy Breaux, Motion Industries president. "We look forward to watching our automation business flourish under his leadership."
Banda has served as president and CEO of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based PHD Inc., a manufacturer of electric, pneumatic and hydraulic industrial automation actuators. Before that he led the North America region for Savage, Minn.-based Beckhoff Automation, serving as CEO and president of that segment.
He also has worked in executive leadership roles as owner and president of Controls Plus Inc. and as a vice president of sales for Motion Automation Inc.
Motion Industries supplies a range of products—including bearings, power transmission and hose and belting components—to the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, semiconductor, wood and lumber, medical and pharmaceutical industries.