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Standard Motor Products announces winner of Intermotor Import Leader Automotive Scholarship contest

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 09:00
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Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the winners of its third annual Intermotor® ‘Import Leader Automotive Scholarship’ Competition: Ian Fisher of Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, Mich., and Zachary Natale of Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Fisher and Natale will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to apply toward the pursuit or continuation of their education in automotive technology and repair at a technical school or college. Mr. Fisher and Mr. Natale were chosen from a pool of over 300 students who entered the competition.

Students were asked to complete an online questionnaire and submit a current photo of themselves. Entries were evaluated based on relevance, creativity, and thoughtfulness in regards to the automotive import industry. The competition's judge, Ken Elzinga, Master Technician and Owner at Hilltop Auto, determined that Mr. Fisher and Mr. Natale best exhibited the import excellence that the Intermotor brand represents.

Phil Hutchens, Vice President Engine Management Marketing, SMP, commented on the news, stating, "SMP is proud to support the next generation of automotive import technicians. Judging from the winners and the rest of our applicants, the future of our industry is in good hands."

Intermotor is a trusted manufacturer of import engine management parts and has long been recognized as a leader in the import market abroad. The Intermotor brand has built its reputation by engineering and distributing a full line of genuine import parts that are unrivaled for quality, original look, fit, form and function, and coverage. For more information, visit

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