FINDLAY, Ohio (Dec. 20, 2007) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. President and CEO Roy Armes also will serve as the company's chairman, effective immediately, the Findlay-based tire maker said.
Armes joined Cooper in January, replacing interim CEO and director Byron Pond, who had served in the post since Thomas Dattilo's departure in August 2006. Since that time, the "office of the chairman" had consisted of Pond and directors Art Aronson and John Shuey.
With Armes' appointment to chairman, the "office of the chairman" was dissolved. John Meier was named lead director for the board.