Executive Leadership Changes at Cooper Tire
Publié le 31 janvier 2015
Left on the picture, Brad Hughes has been named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. Phil Kortokrax takes the position of Vice President—North America Tire Operations.
Hughes, 52, joined Cooper in 2009 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and most recently served as Senior Vice President and President—International Tire Operations.
Formerly a 23-year employee of Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., Hughes previously worked as Global Product Development Controller for Ford in Dearborn; as Finance Director for Ford's South America Operations in Sao Paulo, Brazil; as Director of European Business Strategy and Implementation in Cologne, Germany; as European Manufacturing Controller, also in Cologne; and in other corporate finance and treasury positions.
Prior to joining Ford, Hughes worked for Fruehauf Finance Corp. in Detroit, Mich. Hughes earned a bachelor's degree in business from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and earned a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Kortokrax, 52, joined Cooper in 1990 as a member of the Information Technology team, and by 2003, he progressed to the position of Director—Internal Audit. He went on to serve as General Manager of the Mickey Thompson business, and in 2008, moved to North America Tire Operations as Vice President—Dealer Channel Sales.
Three years later, he was made Vice President—Strategic Marketing & Planning before being named to his most recent position as Vice President, Manufacturing and Supply Chain—North America Tire Operations. Kortokrax holds a bachelor’s degree in business systems analysis from the University of Findlay (Ohio), and earned a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Toledo (Ohio).