Dick Stephens to Retire From Cooper - Tire Review Magazine

Dick Stephens to Retire From Cooper

(Akron/Tire Review) Dick Stephens, head of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s North American Tire Division, is retiring from the company as of July 1, closing out a 28-year career with the Findlay, Ohio, tiremaker.

"Dick has made a great and significant contribution to the growth and success of the company as well as advancement of our technology around the world. His guidance, expertise and determination will be missed and we wish him well," said Tom Dattilo, Cooper chairman, president and CEO.

Stephens earned a degree in chemical engineering at the University of Akron and an MBA from Bowling Green State University. His first job with Cooper was as a compound development chemist. He served in various technical positions until he became president of the company’s international tire group in 2001.

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