Standard Motor Products, Inc. today announced that Dave Illes has joined the company as director of sales for the heavy duty aftermarket. Illes joins Standard Motor Products with more than 25 years of experience in the heavy duty and automotive aftermarket industries, most recently serving as director of sales and marketing, North American Aftermarket for Lumileds LLC, a global lighting solutions company. While at Lumileds, Illes led the expansion of its product lines into the heavy duty channel as well as managed the company’s sales, marketing, and customer service team. He has also held sales leadership positions with Tenneco and Arrow Industries.
“We’re excited to have Dave join our strong team at Standard Motor Products as we continue to enhance our offering in the heavy duty market,” says Jack Ramsey, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Standard Motor Products. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company and will ensure we meet our customers’ and prospective customers’ product and service needs.”