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Schumaker will direct Cooper Europe

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The Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced that effective Jan. 1, 2013, Jeff Schumaker will take on the role of Managing Director – Cooper Europe.

Schumaker will be headquartered in Melksham, England, and will succeed Julian Baldwin, who has announced that he will retire effective Jan. 31, 2013 after leading Cooper Europe since 2006.

Cooper Europe includes tire manufacturing facilities in the U.K. and Serbia, as well as sales and marketing, technical, and distribution operations throughout Europe.

Schumaker is a 24-year Cooper Tire veteran who has been serving as Director—Sales and Marketing for Cooper Europe since August, 2012. Prior to that position, Schumaker was General Manager for Cooper Tire’s manufacturing joint venture in Mexico, Corporacion de Occidente, and its wholly owned Cooper Tire de Mexico sales and marketing organization.

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