Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP), a leading automotive parts manufacturer and distributor, is saddened to announce the passing of a member of its board of directors and former President and Chief Operating Officer, John P. Gethin. Gethin died peacefully on Monday, June 27, at his home in San Diego, California. He was 74.
Lawrence I. Sills, Standard Motor Products’ chairman, stated, “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our longtime friend and colleague, John Gethin. John joined SMP in 1995 and served in various capacities including president and chief operating officer. In March 2016, upon his retirement from Standard, John was appointed to our board of directors, where he was a great contributor thanks to his extensive business experience and unique perspective. We will greatly miss his spirit, support and guidance to our company and our employees. I will dearly miss my friend, and everyone at SMP joins me in extending our deepest condolences to his family at this sad time.”