Standard Motor Products (SMP) rang the Opening Bell July 30 at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to commemorate its 100th anniversary in business.
Together, CEO and President Eric Sills and Executive Chairman of the Board Larry Sills rang the bell. Both were joined on the NYSE platform by members of SMP’s executive team and board of directors.
Founded in 1919 by Elias Fife, Standard Motor Products now employs approximately 4,400 people, generates more than $1 billion in net sales, operates in more than 25 facilities around the world and is a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of replacement parts in the automotive aftermarket.
Commenting on the milestone, Eric Sills stated, “It’s an honor to ring the NYSE opening bell to commemorate our 100th anniversary. In this highly competitive industry, we owe our sustained success to both the dedication of our talented employees as well as to our loyal customers. We are committed to entering our next centennial with the same determination and ingenuity that has made SMP the automotive market leader that it is today.”