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Motion Announces New Group Vice President 

Motion Industries recently announced Aurelio Banda as the company’s group vice president of automation. 

Banda most recently served as president and CEO of PHD, a manufacturer of electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic industrial automation actuators of various types in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to leading PHD, he served as president and CEO for North America at Beckhoff Automation, a manufacturer of industrial PCs, software, hardware, and other products in Savage, Minnesota. 

Banda was also the owner, president, and CEO of Controls Plus, an automation distributor in Noblesville, Indiana. Additionally, he served as VP of sales and regional sales manager for Motion Automation and as a regional sales manager for Bosch Rexroth’s Electronic Controls & Drives. 

A graduate of DeVry University with a degree in applied science in electronics, Banda earned an MBA in finance and operations from the University of Notre Dame and completed Harvard Business School’s general management program. 

Among other products, Motion distributes hydraulic and pneumatic components and process pumps. 

For more information, call (800) 526-9328 or visit www.motion.com.

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