MELROSE PARK, Ill. (Dec. 8, 2006) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s former chairman and CEO Thomas Dattilo has been named a director for Alberto-Culver Co., a personal care products company.
Mr. Dattilo resigned from Cooper in August. He had joined the Findlay, Ohio-based tire maker in 1999 following 22 years with Dana Corp. He also is a director of Harris Corp., a communications and information technology company.
Cooper has not yet named a replacement for Mr. Dattilo. Director Byron Pond is serving as interim CEO.
Alberto-Culver announced Mr. Dattilo's appointment Dec. 7 along with two other new directors.
“We are delighted to have been able to add this strong new talent to our board, all of whom have exceptional operating backgrounds and bring to us insights and learnings in those areas most critical to our consumer products success,” said Carol Lavin Bernick, executive chairman of the firm, in a statement.