John Watwood has been promoted to vice president of operations integration at Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts.
Watwood moves to this position from vice president/group executive for the Southeast, to which he was promoted in 2019. In his new expanded role, he will be responsible for Motion’s distribution/fulfillment network, branch operations support and enterprise excellence.
“John’s experience, aptitude and tenure makes him uniquely qualified to lead in these important areas, and we are excited to have him on board,” said Joe Limbaugh, executive vice president of supply chain, operations support, marketing and enterprise excellence.
Watwood has more than 20 years of experience in various sales and operations roles in both manufacturing and distribution. He has been at Motion Industries since 2008. In addition, he played an integral role in the development and deployment of Motion’s Project Challenge, a pilot which transformed a traditional branch structure into a territory-based sales area supported by a fulfillment center.
A graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he earned his MBA from the University of North Alabama.