FINDLAY, Ohio (Dec. 16, 2003) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Laurie Breininger of American Standard to its board of directors, effective immediately.
She replaces John Fiedler, who resigned his post. He had been a director since April 2002.
Ms. Breininger is president of the bath and kitchen products division of the Americas Group of American Standard Cos. American Standard manufactures products in three businesses: air conditioning systems and services, bath and kitchen products and vehicle control systems, including electronic braking and air suspension systems.
Ms. Breininger has served as group president since joining the company in 2000. She also served as vice president of sales and marketing for the commercial vehicle systems division for Honeywell Corp. and with Whirlpool Corp. as general manager of North American brands.
Mr. Fiedler, 64, a former Goodyear executive, retired earlier this year after nine years as CEO of BorgWarner Inc.