FINDLAY, Ohio (May 10, 2006) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Jeff Schumaker director of modular manufacturing.
In the post, he will be responsible for Cooper's efforts to leverage lean manufacturing concepts, technology and existing equipment to create manufacturing areas that produce low-volume, high-complexity products. Traditional manufacturing would be reserved for high-volume runs, Cooper said. The low-volume areas could be modules, cells or mini-plants, the tire maker added.
Mr. Schumaker joined Cooper in 1988.