NOVI, Mich.—Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. has appointed Aleksandra Miziolek to the newly created position of chief transformation officer with the goal of driving the company's evolution within a changing automotive industry.
Miziolek had served as senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for Cooper Standard since 2014 and in her new role will remain part of the firm's global leadership team.
"As we manage through the global automotive industry transformation, it is essential to dedicate resources to ensure we are fully prepared for the future," Chairman and CEO Jeff Edwards said in a statement. "Aleks is ideally suited to help lead the organization's transformation, given her deep global automotive industry and transactional experience and leadership capabilities."
Cooper Standard said Miziolek brings more than 35 years of experience working in mergers and acquisitions, strategic growth and corporate governance. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for Dykema Gossett P.L.L.C., a national law firm, in a variety of roles, her last being director of its Automotive Industry Group.
The firm said that Joanna Totsky, Cooper's vice president/deputy general counsel, will succeed Miziolek as senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary as part of its global leadership team.
Totsky joined Cooper Standard in 2016, bringing 20 years of experience in transactional, corporate, securities and regulatory law in the automotive and financial service industries.
She had spent almost 17 years at Ford Motor Co. prior to joining Cooper Standard in a variety of senior legal positions.