FINDLAY, OHIO (Feb. 28, 2006) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Billy H. Templeton Jr. manager of information technology (IT) at the company's Texarkana, Ark., tire manufacturing facility.
He will be responsible for directing and overseeing IT functions that support computer networks and infrastructure. Mr. Templeton replaces Randall Baker, who was recently named IT Lean champion, based out of Cooper's Findlay headquarters.
Since joining Cooper as a night shift computer operator in 1984, Mr. Templeton has worked as a programmer, communications coordinator, network supervisor and, most recently, as purchasing manager. He attended Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, Ark., and earned a bachelor of applied arts and science from East Texas State University, Texarkana, Texas.
He and his family live in Doddridge, Ark.