Motion Industries Inc. has hired Aurelio Banda as group vice president of automation. Banda most recently served as president and chief executive officer of PHD Inc., a manufacturer of electric, pneumatic and hydraulic industrial automation actuators in Indiana.
Prior to his time with PHD, Banda served as president and chief executive officer – North America for Beckhoff Automation, a manufacturer of industrial PCs, software, hardware and other products in Minnesota.
Banda also was the owner of Controls Plus Inc., an automation distributor in Indiana. He is a graduate of DeVry University and earned his MBA in Finance and Operations from Notre Dame and completed the Harvard Business School’s General Management Program.