FINDLAY, Ohio (April 10, 2002) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has nominated former Goodyear executive John F. Fiedler to its board of directors.
Mr. Fiedler, 63, is board chairman and CEO of BorgWarner Inc., a manufacturer of engineered components and systems for motor vehicle powertrain applications. He joined the company in 1994 after spending 29 years with Goodyear where he served in numerous capacities including executive vice president for North American Tires and as president and CEO of Goodyear's former Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. subsidiary.
"John's background and knowledge in both the tire industry and the original equipment automotive industry are very solid. He will make a great addition to our board," said Thomas A. Dattilo, chairman of Findlay-based Cooper.
Mr. Fiedler has been nominated for a three-year term. The vote on his nomination will be conducted at the company's annual shareholders' meeting, to be held May 7 in Findlay.