Office of the Chief Executive

Eric P. Sills
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & President

Mr. Sills has served as our Chairman of the Board since May 2023, a director of the Company and our Chief Executive Officer since March 2016, and as our President since February 2015. Prior to serving as our President, Mr. Sills served as our Vice President Global Operations from 2013 to 2015, and our Vice President Engine Management Division from 2006 to 2013. From 1991 to 2006, Mr. Sills served in various capacities in our Company, including as General Manager, LIC Operations, Director of Product Management, and Plant Manager, Oxygen Sensor Business Unit. Mr. Sills has completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Bowdoin College.

Mr. Sills’ qualifications to serve as our Chairman of the Board include his extensive knowledge of our business and its operations, and the experience that he has acquired throughout his career, having served in a variety of senior management positions across our organization and as an executive officer. In addition, we believe Mr. Sills’ qualifications to serve as a director include his and his family’s significant ownership interest in the Company, which serves to align his interests with the interests of our other shareholders, and the fact that he represents the fourth generation of the Sills family which established the Company in 1919.

James J. Burke
Director & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Burke has served as a director of the Company since December 2022 and as our Chief Operating Officer since January 2019. Mr. Burke also served as our Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to September 2019, our Executive Vice President Finance from 2016 to January 2019, our Vice President Finance from 1999 to 2016, our Director of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer from 1998 to 1999, and our Corporate Controller from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Burke has completed an Executive Education program at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and holds an MBA from University of New Haven and a BBA from Pace University. 

Dale Burks
Chief Commercial Officer & Executive Vice President

Mr. Burks has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer since March 2016. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Burks has served as our Vice President Global Sales and Marketing from January 2013 to March 2016, our Vice President Corporate Sales and Marketing from November 2011 to January 2013, our Vice President Temperature Control Division from 2006 to November 2011, our General Manager – Temperature Control Division from 2003 to 2006, and in various capacities throughout our Company from 1984 to 2003, including as our Director – Sales & Marketing, Regional Manager and Territory Manager. Mr. Burks has completed Executive Education programs at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and holds a BS from Oregon State University.

Nathan R. Iles
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Iles has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2019. Prior to his appointment as our Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Iles served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at UCI International Holdings, Inc. (“UCI”) from December 2016 to February 2019, Chief Financial Officer of UCI’s ASC/Airtex Performance Pumps business from August 2015 to December 2016, and Vice President Corporate Finance of UCI-FRAM Auto Brands from July 2011 to August 2015. Mr. Iles has also held finance and accounting positions at Sears Holdings Corporation and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Iles holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BBA from Eastern Kentucky University. Mr. Iles is a Certified Public Accountant.