Cooper Tire & #38; Rubber Names & nbsp;New President And CEO

Roy V. Armes' appointment will be effective January 1, 2007.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced Tuesday that it has appointed Roy V. Armes as President and CEO. He has also been elected as a Director on the Board, effective January 1, 2007.

Armes will succeed Byron O. Pond, a member of the board of directors, who had been interim CEO since August.

Armes has a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo in Ohio and prior to joining Cooper, he spent 31 years with Whirlpool Corp. At Whirlpool, he had held several roles, including Senior Vice President, Project Management Office; Corporate Vice President/General Director, Whirlpool Mexico; Corporate Vice President, Global Procurement Operations; and President and Managing Director, Whirlpool Greater China. 

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