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  • Standard Motor Products Undergoes Organizational Changes

    As the role of distribution becomes even more critical in meeting the ever changing needs customers, Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) has been making significant investments in technology and systems to enhance the synergies between the various distribution facilities within the organization.  To further enhance collaboration within the distribution network, Sheila Smith has recently announced taken on a new position as Vice President of Distribution for SMP.  In this role, she will have responsibility for both the Temperature Control Distribution Center in Lewisville, TX, as well as retaining responsibility for the Engine Management Distribution Center in Disputanta, VA.  After spending the first part of her career with General Motors Service Parts Operations, Sheila transitioned to SMP early in 1995 as a Manager of the Reno Distribution Center and has held various roles within the organization during her 24 year tenure. 

    As Sheila has transitioned into her new role, Donnie Houchins has assumed the position of Director of Distribution for the Disputanta, VA location.  Donnie was a part of the team which opened this facility in 1989.  He has been successfully running the Shipping Operations for many years.  With this change in responsibility, Donnie will now take on the lead role at the Virginia Distribution location which has been a mainstay in our community.