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Cooper Names Gary Michel to Board of Directors

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Cooper Names Gary Michel to Board of Directors

Gary Michel has been named to the board of directors of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. His appointment is effective immediately.

Michel is a 30-year veteran of Ingersoll Rand plc, where he has served as president of the company’s residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning business since 2011. He has full responsibility for the management, operations and performance of the HVAC business, which includes brands such as Trane, American Standard, Ameristar and Nexia Home Intelligence.

A senior vice president of the company, Michel also serves as a member of the Ingersoll Rand enterprise leadership team and leads the Ingersoll Rand Sales Excellence Initiative as well as serving as a co-lead of the company’s enterprise sustainability efforts.

He began his tenure with Ingersoll Rand as an application engineer and went on to hold product, sales and business management roles before moving into a series of leadership positions across various geographic and market segments, culminating in his current role.

Cooper Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Roy Armes says, “Gary brings a wealth of experience at the highest levels of a $13 billion global business to our board. His insights and expertise in product development, sales, business leadership and sustainability will be valuable as we continue to pursue Cooper’s strategic plan for growth. We look forward to his contributions and welcome Gary to our board of directors.”

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