Standard Motor Products Appoints COO
Jan. 24, 2019—Standard Motor Products Inc. announced that James J. Burke has been named the chief operating officer of the company.
“We are very pleased to announce Jim’s promotion as chief operating officer," Eric Sills, standard motor products’ chief executive officer said. "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.”
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.
Burke will also continue to operate as chief financial officer, while the company begins a search for a successor.