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Cooper’s CFO appointed president of Cooper international business

Targeting to generate half of its revenues from international business, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced a change in executive leadership in the company’s international business segment. The company’s chief financial officer( CFO) Brad Hughes has been appointed as president- International operations, effectiveJuly2, 2014.
Hughes will look after Cooper’s operations outside of the Americas, including its growth plans for Asia and Europe. In the near-term, Hughes will continue to serve as CFO in addition to his new position while Cooper conducts an executive search for his successor for the CFO role, added the company.
Hal Miller, who served as president of Cooper’s international business before Hughes’ appointment, will take over as an Executive Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer. Miller will assist the company in the process to determine the future ownership of the Cooper Chenghsan (Shandong) Tire Company Ltd (CCT) joint venture, as well as continuing to support International segment growth plans, and helping to assure an orderly transition to Hughes’ leadership.
“Cooper’s International segment has grown rapidly, and we plan to continue to drive profitable sales, ultimately positioning our International business to deliver half of Cooper’s total global revenues,” Roy Armes, CEO, Copper Tire & Rubber said.
“We look forward to the contributions Brad will make as he assumes leadership of this significant part of our business. As CFO, Brad has been highly involved in our global business operations for the past five years, leading teams in Asia and Europe, as well as North America.

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