SMP Appoints James Burke as Chief Operating Officer

Standard Motor Products, Inc. announced today that James J. Burke has been named the Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

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Standard Motor Products, Inc. announced today that James J. Burke has been named the Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

Mr. Burke is currently the Company’s Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He has been with the Company since 1986, when the Company acquired EIS Brake Parts, and has 40 years’ experience in the automotive aftermarket. He will continue to serve as a member of the Office of the Chief Executive together with Eric Sills, Chief Executive Officer and President, and Dale Burks, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Mr. Burke will also continue to operate as Chief Financial Officer, while the Company begins a search for a successor.

Mr. Burke holds an MBA from University of New Haven and a BBA from Pace University, and has completed an Executive Education program at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.   

Mr. Eric Sills, Standard Motor Products’ Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are very pleased to announce Jim’s promotion as Chief Operating Officer. Jim has held numerous high-level management positions with the Company, accumulating a wealth of industry experience and knowledge, which he will be able to leverage in his new position. This appointment will also assure a smooth transition with his successor as Chief Financial Officer. We look forward to many more years of Jim’s contributions in this important new assignment.”