FINDLAY, Ohio (Sept. 6, 2006) —Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Wayne C. Pneuman manager of curing, bladders and the global materials sourcing group.
Mr. Pneuman is responsible for the technical aspects of the tire curing process both domestically and internationally, Cooper said, as well as the technical approval and control of raw materials on a global basis.
A Cooper employee since 1978, Mr. Pneuman previously worked as a research and factory chemist and has performed several technical management positions as chief chemist at the Findlay plant. He also served as composite materials development manager and most recently as chief chemist at Cooper's Melksham, England, facility.
He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, and a master's in business administration from The University of Findlay.