Standard Motor Products said it has named James Burke as the company’s chief operating officer.
Currently, Burke is the company’s executive vice president finance and chief financial officer. He has been with the Standard Motor Products since 1986, when the company acquired EIS Brake Parts, and has 40 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket.
Burke will continue to serve as a member of the office of the chief executive along with Eric Sills, chief executive officer and president, and Dale Burks, executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
Burke also will continue to operate as chief financial officer, while the company begins a search for a successor.
Burke holds an MBA from the University of New Haven and a BBA from Pace University, and has completed an Executive Education program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
“We are very pleased to announce Jim’s promotion as chief operating officer,” Standard Motor Products CEO Eric Sills 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.”