Standard Motor Products Selects TCG for VP of Talent, Diversity, and Corporate Social Responsibility Search

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – Standard Motor Products (SMP), a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of replacement parts for motor vehicles, has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Vice President of Talent, Diversity, and Corporate Social Responsibility search. Managing Director, Pam Noble and Managing Partner, Jeff Wilbanks are leading the critical search.

Jeff Wilbanks

“TCG is honored to have been selected for this prestigious assignment,” said Pam Noble. “This strategic hire will continue to focus on building upon the solid foundation of human capital that has already been established for the future of SMP.  This search will have a keen emphasis on diversity strategy and building a playbook for talent management and acquisition that will greatly empower the organization for continued growth.”

The Vice President of Talent, Diversity, and Corporate Social Responsibility will manage and enhance all aspects of Talent Acquisition including but not limited to all external and internal recruitment activities, corporate talent acquisition website, and all vendor relationships. They will also be responsible for the development of external programs that promote a positive image of the Company, promote the inclusion of existing employees more fully into the work-life of the Company, and programs that promote good corporate citizenship, volunteerism, and other involvement in activities and organizations that provide goods and services to disadvantaged groups in the communities in which they operate.

To learn more about this opportunity and/or The Christopher Group please contact Jeff Wilbanks at

About Standard Motor Products

Established in 1919 and traded on the NYSE, Standard Motor Products, Inc., (SMP) is a leading independent manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry, with a complementary focus on heavy-duty, industrial equipment, and original equipment markets. SMP is organized into two operating segments: Engine Management Segment and the Temperature Control Segment. Each segment focuses on providing our customers with full-line coverage of its products, and a full suite of complementary services that are tailored to our customer’s business needs and driving end-user demand for our products. They sell their products primarily to automotive aftermarket retailers, program distribution groups, warehouse distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and original equipment service part operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico, and other Latin American countries and employ approximately 4,300 people in North America, Europe, and Asia.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, and HR consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.