FINDLAY, Ohio (April 27, 2004) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has reassigned three executives as part of a re-alignment of its tire group to better focus on target markets, among other goals.
With the move, D. Richard Stephens becomes president of Findlay-based Cooper's North American tire division, effective May 1. Mr. Stephens has served as president of Cooper Tire since December 2001, and prior to that as president of the international tire division.
Harold Miller was named president of the international tire division, also to be effective May 1. He joined Cooper in March 2002 as vice president, corporate planning and control.
Finally, Pat Brown will be vice president, global branding and communications on May 1. Ms. Brown most recently was vice president, advertising and communications. Her new responsibilities will include communications, investor relations, brand management and development, graphic arts and advertising oversight in North America, Asia and Europe, Cooper said.