FINDLAY, Ohio (Feb. 9, 2000) — Patrick Rooney, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. chairman and chief executive officer, will retire as of June 3. He will be 65 in October.
The Findlay-based tire manufacturer said Mr. Rooney´s retirement is in accordance with its policy requiring officers to retire at 65.
Mr. Rooney will be replaced by his hand-picked successor, Thomas Dattilo, 48, who joined the company as president and COO on Jan. 4, 1999.
Previously, Mr. Dattilo had been an executive with Dana Corp., where he headed its $1 billion worldwide sealing group.