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Cooper names Hughes to replace Weaver as CFO

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Brad Hughes as vice president and chief financial officer.

He succeeds Phil Weaver who, in May, announced his retirement effective at the end of the year. Weaver has been with Cooper 19 years, the last 10 as chief financial officer.

Since 2008, Hughes has worked as global product development controller for Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich. A Ford employee since 1986, he previously worked as finance director for Ford’s South America Operations in Sao Paulo, Brazil; director of European Business Strategy and Implementation, Cologne, Germany; European Manufacturing controller, Cologne, Germany; and in other corporate finance and treasury positions.

Cooper Chairman, President and CEO Roy Armes says, “Brad Hughes is a solid, seasoned financial executive with broad exposure in several financial disciplines and a wealth of international experience. He has been a consistent high performer in very demanding roles throughout his career. Brad’s global business development experience, coupled with his astute analytical abilities and financial insights, make him an excellent fit for Cooper as we expand the company’s global presence and work to enhance our already-strong financial position.”


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