Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> November 18, 2002

Lawrence Sills – Standard Motor Products Inc (smp)

LAWRENCE I. SILLS has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Motor Products, Inc., since December 2000. Prior to that, from 1986, he was President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Sills joined the company in 1967 and in his early years held a variety of sales, marketing, and operational positions. Prior to joining Standard Motor Products in 1967, Mr. Sills worked for Pfizer International in Ghana. Mr. Sills graduated from Dartmouth College in 1961 and received an MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1964. Mr. Sills is Chairman of the Board of Directors of SEEDCO, a nonprofit organization located in New York City, and is on the Corporate Advisory Board of Queens College. Mr. Sills has served on various boards in the automotive industry. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief overview of Standard Motor

Products, Inc., and a picture of the company as it is now?

Mr. Sills: The company was founded by my grandfather in 1919. We