Cooper-Standard has announced the appointment of Ronald Frisbie as vice president of North American operations.

In his new position, Frisbie will report to Bill Pumphrey, SVP president of North America and will be based at the company's North American headquarters in Novi, Michigan.

Frisbie replaces Michael Summers who was appointed to a newly-created position of vice president of operation excellence.

Summers will be responsible for the implementation of best business practices across Cooper Standard's global organisation, driving standardisation and optimising the capital investments and inventory levels.

He will report directly to Keith Stephenson, chief operating officer.

"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," said Pumphrey.

"We are also pleased to announce Mike's new position, as he has made significant progress in our North American operations."

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Cooper Standard Appoints Frisbie as Vice President of North American Operations

 

NOVI, Mich., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS), the parent Company of Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.("Cooper Standard"), today announced the appointment of Ronald A. Frisbie to vice president of North American operations effective May 4, 2015. In his new position, Frisbie will oversee the Company's North American operations. Frisbie will report to Bill Pumphrey, senior vice president and president of North America, and will be based at the Company's North American headquarters in Novi, Mich.

Frisbie replaces Michael Summers who was appointed to a newly created position of vice president of operation excellence. Summers will be responsible for the implementation of best business practices across Cooper Standard's global organization, driving standardization, and optimizing the Company's capital investments and inventory levels. Summers will report directly to Keith Stephenson, chief operating officer.

"As a seasoned operations executive with more than 35 years of diverse product, process and lean experience, Ron will make a great addition to theCooper Standard executive team," said Pumphrey. "His skill set and impressive track record will help us further improve and innovate our business systems and continue driving our commitment to world-class global operations. We are also pleased to announce Mike's new position, as he has made significant progress in our North American operations and we are excited to have him oversee the Company's best business practices across our global footprint."

Frisbie brings extensive operational expertise, including more than 20 years of automotive industry experience, to his new role at Cooper Standard. At Visteon Corp., he held various director positions in a number of business units, most recently serving as the director, global total value management. Earlier, he spent 21 years at Ford Motor Co. where he held progressively responsible roles in the United States, Canada, Mexico andEngland. Prior to his departure from Ford, he was responsible for all aspects of a Shingo Prize winning UAW plant and achieved record level improvements in cycle time and cost reduction through lean manufacturing techniques.

He most recently served as executive vice president, global operations at CareFusion where he was responsible for world-wide manufacturing operations across multiple manufacturing sites and distribution centers. Previously, he held operational positions within the medical, and oil and gas industries at Smiths Medical, Vetco-Gray and Medtronic. Frisbie started his career at Atlantic Richfield Company as a process design engineer.

Frisbie earned his Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing. 

About Cooper Standard

Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include sealing, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs more than 27,000 people globally and operates in 20 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.cooperstandard.com.

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Contacts:

Sharon S. Wenzl


Cooper Standard


(248) 596-6211


sswenzl@cooperstandard.com

 

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