FINDLAY, Ohio, (Jan. 28, 2010)—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has promoted Xiao Qian to vice general manager of Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., Cooper's manufacturing joint venture in Rongchen City, China.
Qian replaces Li Zhong Tao, who has begun a new role with Chengshan Group. Qian will report directly to CCT General Manager Steven Zhou and will be responsible for all operations related to manufacturing and sales for the joint venture, Findlay-based Cooper said.
For the past two years, Qian has served as CCT sales director. Prior to moving into sales in 2002, Qian held several other management roles within the Chengshan Group. His efforts in domestic sales minimized the impact of the global economic crises on CCT and resulted in record sales for 2009, according to Cooper.