NOVI, Mich.—Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. has appointed Ronald A. Frisbie to vice president of North American operations. The move was effective May 4.
Frisbie replaces Michael Summers, who was appointed to a newly created position of operation excellence.
“As a seasoned operations executive with more than 35 years of diverse product, process and lean experience, Ron will make a great addition to the Cooper Standard executive team,” North America President Bill Pumphrey said in a statement.
Frisbie brings 20 years of automotive industry experience to his new role. At Visteon Corp., he held various director positions in a number of business units, most recently serving as director of global total valu management. He spent 21 years at Ford Motor Co. where he held progressively responsible roles in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and England, Cooper Standard said.
Cooper Standard Automotive is part of Cooper Standard Holdings Inc. Headquartered in Novi, the firm manufacturers systems and components for the automotive industry.