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Standard Motor Products Inc. Announces New President

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Feb. 2, 2015—Standard Motor Products Inc. announced Monday that its board of directors has appointed Eric Sills as president of the company.

Sills, 46, previously served as the vice president of global operations for the company. Sills will now join the office of the chief executive, where he will serve together with his father, Lawrence Sills, chairman and CEO; John Gethin, COO; and James Burke, vice president of finance and CFO.

"We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” William Turner, Standard Motor Products' independent director, said in a release. “Eric joined the Company in 1991, and has taken on leadership roles of increasing responsibility. He is currently responsible for all manufacturing, distribution, engineering and supply chain management both in the U.S. and worldwide. Under Eric's leadership, the Company has increased manufacturing capacity, expanded production in low cost areas, enhanced its global supply chain, and successfully integrated eight acquisitions in the past three years. All these have played a major role in increasing the Company's profitability. In addition, during his 24 years with the Company, Eric has acquired extensive knowledge of the customers and the industry.

Sills earned an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Bowdoin College.

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