Standard Motor Products Inc. assigns new sales and marketing roles

Company announces new roles for Bob Kimbro, Ken Wendling, Phil Hutchens and Paul Farwick.


Standard Motor Products, Inc. announced several organizational changes within its sales and marketing group.

“The recent changes we’ve made within our sales and marketing group will better align our personnel to support strategic initiatives, drive joint revenue growth and better serve the needs of our customers,” said Dale Burks, vice president of global sales and marketing, Standard Motor Products, Inc.

Bob Kimbro has been named vice president of international sales. Kimbro is responsible for leading the initiative to grow SMP’s sales outside North America, which includes the development of unique market and language specific cataloging, product offerings, pricing and marketing materials.

Ken Wendling has been named vice president of warehouse distribution sales. Wendling is responsible for coordinating the field activities of SMP’s WD sales force, program group directors and the WD sales administration group in Lewisville, Texas.

Phil Hutchens has been named vice president of engine management marketing. Hutchens is responsible for all engine and wire marketing, pricing, cataloging, product strategy and category management. Additionally, he will assume oversight for the SMP training initiatives which trains over 50,000 technicians annually.

Paul Farwick, vice president/general manager for Blue Streak Hygrade Limited, a division of SMP, will continue to manage the Canadian sales and distribution groups, as well as take on additional customer sales responsibilities for Uni-Select USA and CARQUEST USA.

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