Gary S Michel named director at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

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Former Ingersoll Rand employee Gary S Michel has been appointed as a new director at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.

He has served 30 years at Ingersoll Rand and is currently president of the company’s residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) business. A senior vice president of the company, Michel also serves as a member of the Ingersoll Rand enterprise leadership team and leads the Ingersoll Rand Sales Excellence Initiative as well as serving as a co-lead of the company’s enterprise sustainability efforts. He began his tenure with Ingersoll Rand as an application engineer and went on to hold product, sales and business management roles before moving into a series of leadership positions across various geographic and market segments, culminating in his current role.

Cooper chairman, CEO and president Roy Armes, said, “Gary brings a wealth of experience at the highest levels of a US$13bn global business to our board. His insights and expertise in product development, sales, business leadership and sustainability will be valuable as we continue to pursue Cooper’s strategic plan for growth. We look forward to his contributions and welcome Gary to our board of directors.”

November 3, 2015

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