“During his tenure, Roy led an expansion of Cooper's global footprint, significantly improved shareholder performance and transformed technology and innovation at Cooper. Roy has our profound thanks for his outstanding leadership and the many contributions he has made to the company's success.”
Mr. Capo said the company looks forward to Mr. Hughes' leadership, “honed by his decades of experience in the automotive industry, as well as his years as Cooper's chief financial officer, president of International Operations, and his current role as chief operating officer.
“We expect a seamless transition at the end of August.”
Mr. Armes said he has been “privileged and honored to have led Cooper for nearly a decade through good times and challenging times, and I continue to be most inspired by the quality and dedication of our people around the globe. Working together, we have led Cooper to many years of strong performance.
“Brad has been a positive and influential force at Cooper for more than six years now, and he will be tremendously effective at leading Cooper to even greater success in the years to come.”
Prior to joining Cooper, Mr. Armes spent more than three decades at Whirlpool Corp. in leadership positions throughout the business and in multiple geographies. His career highlights at Whirlpool included positions such as senior vice president, Project Management Office; corporate vice president and general director, Whirlpool Mexico; corporate vice president, Global Procurement Operations; president/managing director, Whirlpool Greater China; vice president, manufacturing technology, Whirlpool Asia (Singapore); and vice president, manufacturing and technology, Refrigeration Products, Whirlpool Europe (Italy).
He also serves on the boards of directors of Manitowoc Co. and AGCO Corp. and is a former chairman (2011-2013) of the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA).