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Standard Products Board Elects Roudebush Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

26 July 1997

Standard Products Board Elects Roudebush Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

    DEARBORN, Mich., July 24 -- The Standard Products Co.
today announced that Ronald L. Roudebush was formally elected vice
chairman, chief executive officer and a member of the Company's Board of
Directors.  The Company previously announced his appointment to the position.
    James S. Reid, Jr., continues to serve as chairman of the board and will
act in an advisory capacity.  Theodore K. Zampetis continues as president and
chief operating officer, a position he has held since his election to the
Board of Directors in 1991.
    Roudebush had been president and general manager from 1991 to 1994 of the
$2.8 billion automotive business of Rockwell International Corporation
.  He initially joined Rockwell International in 1973 and served
the company in various manufacturing, administrative and financial areas over
his career.
    Mr. Roudebush currently serves on the Board of Directors of Simpson
Industries, Inc. and the GMI Engineering and Management Institute.  He
received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1970 from
GMI Engineering and Management Institute and earned a Master of Science degree
in industrial management in that same year from the Krannert School at Purdue
    Standard Products manufacturers sealing, trimming and vibration control
systems for the automotive original equipment industry in North and South
America and Europe. Its Holm Industries subsidiary produces seals for
refrigerators, freezers, doors and windows. Its Oliver Rubber subsidiary
manufactures tread rubber and equipment for the retread industry.

SOURCE  The Standard Products Co.

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