FINDLAY, Ohio (April 9, 2001)—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named James S. Kovac vice president, manufacturing, for its North American Tire Division.
In his new position, Mr. Kovac, an Akron native, will be responsible for all manufacturing operations of Cooper's North American factories.
Mr. Kovac joined the tire maker in 1983 as a manager of special projects. He served as plant manager and as a vice president of manufacturing operations at Findlay-based Cooper's tire plant there. In April 1999 he became vice president of the company's Tupelo, Miss., operations.