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The board of directors of Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has appointed Eric Sills as president of the company.

Sills, 46, is currently vice president global operations. The company says he will now join the office of the chief executive, where he will serve with Lawrence Sills, chairman and CEO; John Gethin, COO; and James Burke, vice president finance and CFO.

Eric Sills joined SMP in 1991. 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,” says William Turner, SMP’s presiding independent director.

“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. In his new position, he will continue to be responsible for his current activities while becoming increasingly involved in sales, marketing, and finance.”

Eric Sills son of Lawrence Sills, SMP’s chairman and CEO.

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