ATLANTA – Genuine Parts Company (GPC) announced that Kevin Herron, president, U.S. Automotive Group (USAG) will retire at the end of 2023 after a distinguished 34-year career with the company. The company also announced Randy Breaux's promotion from President, Motion to the newly created role of Group President, GPC North America, effective July 1, 2023. Herron will serve in an advisory role until his retirement to assist in an orderly and seamless transition.
"Herron has been an invaluable asset to GPC throughout his 34 years of dedicated service to the company, including the last five years as president of USAG," said Paul Donahue, chairman and CEO.
Breaux joined Motion in 2011 as senior vice president of Marketing, Distribution, Purchasing and Strategic Planning. He was promoted to executive vice president in January 2018 and then president in January 2019. Over the past five years, Breaux has led the impressive transformation of Motion, including the strategic acquisition of Kaman Distribution Group (KDG). He established a strategic vision, developed a high-performing team and culture,and delivered consistent and exceptional performance each year.
In the new role, Breaux will oversee both the automotive and industrial businesses across North America, while assuming day-to-day responsibility as president of USAG. He will continue to report to Will Stengel, president and chief operating officer.