Roy Armes, chairman, CEO and president of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., announced a transition in executive leadership of the company’s international business unit. Effective immediately, Brad Hughes, CFO of Cooper, has been appointed president of international operations.
According to the company, Hughes will be responsible for leading all of Cooper’s operations outside of the Americas, including its growth plans for Asia and Europe. In the near-term, the company states that Hughes will continue to serve as CFO in addition to his new position while Cooper conducts an executive search for his successor in the CFO role.
Additionally, Hal Miller, who previously served as president of Cooper’s international tire division, will take a new role as executive advisor to the CEO. Miller will assist the company in the process to determine the future ownership of the Cooper Chenghsan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd. (CCT) joint venture, as well as continuing to support international segment growth plans, and helping to assure an orderly transition to Hughes’ leadership.