FINDLAY, Ohio (July 23, 2007) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Andrew Weiwen Chen and Wei-Ming Tao to positions at its Chinese operations.
Chen is deputy general manager of finance for Cooper Chengshan Tire Co. and director of finance for Cooper China. He will manage business planning and analysis, accounting and reporting, budget preparation, and treasury requirements.
Chen most recently served as chief financial officer for Yellow Roadway China International Transportation Operation.
Cooper named Tao general manager of business planning and processes for Cooper Asia, which covers all the tire maker´s ventures in Asia, including Cooper Chengshan, Cooper Trading Co. and the joint venture with Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. She is responsible for strategic planning, human resource planning, and business processes and systems.
Tao most recently served as division controller and manufacturing controller at Eaton Corp.