Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has completed its senior executive leadership transition. Bradley E Hughes has assumed the role of president and CEO and is now a director of the company. His appointment follows the retirement of Roy V Armes as chairman, CEO and president. Former lead independent director Thomas P Capo has been appointed non-executive chairman of the Cooper board.
Capo said, “On behalf of the Cooper board, I want to congratulate Brad on his appointment as CEO and welcome him as a director. He has been with Cooper for nearly seven years in senior executive leadership roles, and has been a key architect of the company’s strategic plan, which has brought about outstanding performance. Roy has our thanks for providing strong leadership for nearly a decade, driving record results. The past six months have been an extremely smooth period of transition as Brad and Roy have worked closely together to ensure that Cooper continues to move forward without interruption on its important growth plans.”