NOVI, Mich.—Cooper Standard Holdings Inc., parent company of Cooper Standard Automotive Inc., has appointed Christine Krathwohl as vice president global supply chain, effective Jan. 5.
Krathwohl brings experience in logistics, supply chain and purchasing throughout 21 years in the industry. Most recently, Cooper Standard said she served as the managing director of business development for Jack Cooper Holdings in Michigan and Georgia, where she managed key customer relationships, customer strategy and supported their mergers and acquisitions initiatives.
She spent 11 years at General Motors Co. and has held positions with Visteon and Ford Motor Co., according to Cooper Standard.
“Christine's extensive automotive supply chain experience make her a valuable addition to the Cooper Standard team,” Jeffrey Edwards, chairman and CEO, Cooper Standard, said in a release. “I'm confident that, together with her team, she will continue the transformation of our supply chain, as its successful operation plays a major role in the execution of our growth strategy.”
Krathwohl will lead the firm's strategy for purchasing, procurement, logistics, vendor management and supplier quality. She reports to Keith Stephenson, executive vice president and chief operating officer, and is based at the company's headquarters in Novi.
Cooper Standard is a global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry with more than 25,000 employees in 20 countries.