BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Motion Industries Inc. has promoted Jim May, who previously served as director of strategic planning and development, to director of corporate development.
The promotion took effect April 1.
Motion Industries is a distributor of maintenance, repair and replacement parts for a range of industries.
"Since joining Motion last August, Jim has quickly displayed his financial, strategic, acquisition and relational acumen," said Greg Cook, Motion executive vice president and chief financial officer. "In his new, expanded role, Jim will now have front-line responsibility for building relationships with potential acquisition targets, and will be the outward-facing point person for our acquisition pipeline."
May joined Motion Industries in August 2020 and has decades of experience in acquisition, merger and integration strategies. He has worked with North Canton, Ohio-based Diebold Nixdorf and Ball Ground, Ga.-based Chart Industries Inc.
"His wide-ranging strategy, corporate development and financial experience within the industrial and manufacturing sectors, as well as his highly relational approach, uniquely position him to lead Motion's corporate development efforts and to help achieve our company vision," Cook said.
Motion Industries distributes bearings, mechanical power transmission products and electrical automation components, among other products.