Randy Breaux, president of Motion Industries, was named a CEO of the Year by the Birmingham (Alabama) Business Journal.
The awards recognize excellence among top executives in the Birmingham metro area for businesses of various sizes. Breaux was awarded in the category of companies with more than 300 employees.
He received the award at a virtual event on Dec. 3.
Breaux has four decades of experience in industrial manufacturing and distribution markets. Prior to becoming Motion Industries president in December 2018, he played a key role in setting corporate strategy, key acquisitions, growing supplier relationships, advancing marketing activities, and overseeing corporate operations as executive vice president.
He joined Motion Industries in May 2011 after 21 years with ABB/Baldor Electric Company, based in Fort Smith, Arkansas, a manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives, and mechanical power transmission components.
Breaux currently serves on the boards of several nonprofits in the Birmingham area. He has held committee and board positions in numerous industry associations, including as past chairperson of the manufacturing council for the Power Transmission Distributors Association.