NOVI, Mich.—Two executives with Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. have been recognized by different publications for their leadership.
Susan Kampe, senior vice president, chief information and procurement officer; was named a 2019 STEP Ahead Award Honoree by The Manufacturing Institute. Andrea Ebbitt, vice president, talent strategy and development; was named one of Crain's Detroit Business' Notable Women in Human Resources.
Crain's Detroit Business is a sister publication of Rubber & Plastics News. RPN did not participate in the judging for this award.
"We are proud of Andrea and Sue's accomplishments and congratulate them on these well-deserved industry recognitions," Jeffrey Edwards, chairman and CEO of Cooper Standard, said in a statement. "Both leaders represent Cooper Standard's culture of excellence and are highly regarded by their colleagues and the business community."
Ebbitt has 30 years of human resources experience in the automotive industry and is helping Cooper Standard enhance its talent management initiatives. The firm said under her direction it has launched several key initiatives, such as the Cooper Standard University, an enhanced performance management process and on-boarding program.
Kampe's STEP—Science, Technology, Engineering and Production—Award honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers. Kampe is a member of Cooper Standard's global leadership team and is leading the transformation of the firm's information technology and procurement systems.
Headquartered in Novi, Cooper Standard is a global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Its products include sealing, fuel and brake delivery, and fluid transfer systems. It employs about 30,000 people in 21 countries.