Cooper hires Jones to replace Hughes as CFO

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Cooper hires Jones to replace Hughes as CFO

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s board of directors has elected Ginger Jones vice president and chief financial officer, effective today, Dec. 3, 2014. Jones succeeds Brad Hughes, who in July of this year was appointed president of the company’s International Operations.

Jones joins Cooper from Plexus Corp., a $2.3 billion electronics manufacturing services company that has more than two dozen facilities around the world providing custom design and manufacturing capabilities to the medical device, industrial, aerospace and defense sectors. Jones was named vice president and CFO at Plexus in 2007; she advanced to senior vice president and CFO in 2011.

Prior to joining Plexus, she was with Banta Corp. for five years as its vice president and corporate controller. Before Banta, Jones was director of finance for the Drive Logic Division of CCC Information Services Group Inc., and was CFO for Choice Parts LLC, a joint venture between ADP and The Reynolds and Reynolds Co. Earlier in her career, Jones held other accounting and financial positions with Reynolds and Reynolds, O-Cedar Brands Inc. and Deloitte & Touche.

"She brings nearly three decades of financial experience and several years as the CFO of a multi-billion-dollar publicly held company to Cooper," says Cooper Chairman, CEO and President Roy Armes. "We are confident Ginger possesses the kind of substantive expertise, leadership strength and business acumen that will help guide Cooper as we continue to grow and embark on our next 100 years in the tire business."

Jones, a certified public accountant, is a member of the board of directors of Libbey Inc., and is currently serving on the compensation committee and as chair of the audit committee.

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