FINDLAY, Ohio (Nov. 12, 2004) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named a new product launch team to oversee the development, launch and production of new product platforms.
The team will be led by Mary Pauken as director of product launch programs. The team also will include Mark Armbruster, Douglas Fenbert and Douglas Trenkamp.
Ms. Pauken, who joined Cooper in 1988, has worked as a field auditor, internal auditor and director of corporate auditing. Mr. Armbruster most recently served as manager of management education in the Cooper Learning Center. Mr. Fenbert was the Findlay plant's “lean champion,” and Mr. Trenkamp served as manager of sport-utility vehicle and light truck tire development.
Additionally, Cooper recently named Peter Van Euwen III as senior corporate attorney. His primary responsibilities will be regarding corporate, securities and transactional matters. He has been an associate with the Baker & Hostetler law firm in Cleveland since 1998.