FINDLAY, Ohio (July 25, 2005) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Bradley J. Rump as manager of technical relations, responsible for providing the company, tire industry and government with technical expertise on tire-related issues.
Mr. Rump has worked in various capacities since joining Cooper in 1993. He has served as product engineer in inner tube and curing bladder development and high-performance tire development; as senior product engineer in the Albany, Ga., plant; as technical director in the Clarksdale, Miss., plant; and most recently as manager of the materials laboratory in Findlay.
Mr. Rump holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and master's degree in manufacturing management from the GMI Engineering and Management Institute, now known as Kettering University, in Flint, Mich. He also is a member of the American Society for Testing of Materials and the American Chemical Society.