NOVI, Mich.—Susan Kampe, chief information officer and vice president of information technology at Cooper Standard Automotive Inc., was named among Crain's Detroit Business' Notable Women in Manufacturing.
The publication, which is owned by Crain Communications Inc., Rubber & Plastics News' parent company, cited her transformation of Cooper Standard's IT function as the primary reason for honoring her. Cooper Standard said since coming on board in November 2015, she's led a global team concentrating on installing IT systems dedicated to providing in-depth manufacturing data analytics.
Once gathered, Cooper Standard said Kampe and her team manage the data and analysis as business assets to assist in fueling innovation and continuous improvement for the company. Kampe works to ensure IT assets are fully integrated into Cooper Standard's operating system.
"We are proud of Sue for this well-earned recognition," Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Edwards said in a statement. "As a member of our global leadership ream, Sue has a seat at the table and is actively involved in all aspects of our business. She brings enthusiasm to her critical role in our company and sets an excellent example for all employees on how to fully engage in a manufacturing business."
Headquartered in Novi, Cooper Standard is a global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry.