FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Ronald H. Arthur compound development manager, Greg C. Bowman cure and bladder services manager for its tire group, and Frank D. Schrum Jr. plant engineer manager at Oliver Rubber Co.´s Athens, Ga., site.
Arthur will oversee the compound development section of the tire group´s materials development department. He joined Cooper in 1986 as an assistant research engineer and has worked in a number of technical posts, including his last job of cure and bladder development manager.
Bowman, with the company since 1984, has held a number of compound chemist positions and in his latest role will oversee the firm´s tire curing and bladder activities, including developing and using the latest vulcanization technologies. His last job was group leader of extruded materials development.
Schrum will head engineering and maintenance at Oliver´s Athens facility. He most recently was corporate electrical engineer at Cooper´s Findlay headquarters, and has been with the company for 10 years.