Standard Motor Products names Duane Burns vice president of distribution

Standard Motor Products announced that Duane Burns has joined the company as its vice president of distribution. As SMP’s vice president of distribution, Burns directs all aspects of logistics for the company’s distribution centers in the United States.

“To maintain our marketing-leading position as a full-line, full-service provider of premium engine management and temperature control products, we must continue to provide our customers with the supply chain excellence they are accustomed to from Standard Motor Products,” said Tom Latimer, senior vice president, North American Operations for Standard Motor Products. “Duane’s more than 25 years of experience will be incredibly valuable for the company and its distribution employees.”

Burns joins SMP after serving in a wide range of supply chain leadership positions across a number of industries. Most recently, he served as the principal owner of a consulting and contract distribution company in Virginia.  

About Standard Motor Products

With over 100 years in business, Standard Motor Products, Inc., is a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of premium automotive replacement parts. SMP supplies independent professional technicians and do-it-yourselfers with high quality replacement parts for engine management, ignition, emissions, fuel and safety-related systems, as well as temperature control products for domestic and import cars and light trucks. SMP products are sold worldwide through both traditional and nontraditional distribution channels. For more information, download the SMP® Parts App or visit www.smpcorp.com.

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