Cooper Appoints Barnett, Schroeder to New Roles
(Akron/Tire Review) Cooper Tire & Rubber Co has appointed Kerry A Barnett as director of financial planning and commercial analysis and Gary C Schroeder as director of credit.
In her new position, Barnett will be responsible for developing annual plans, monthly updates and forecasts for Cooper’s North American tire division and will consolidate operating plans for Cooper-Avon and the company’s Asian operations. Barnett will also oversee customer accounting and customer profitability reporting, commercial analyses and financially related sales and marketing activities, Cooper stated in a release.
Barnett joined Cooper in 2201 as an accounting analyst and had served as credit manager and most recently as general accounting manager. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Ohio Society of CPAs.
Schroeder will be responsible for planning, organizing and controlling credit and accounts receivable functions for Cooper’s North American and international markets. He joined Cooper in 2002 as the global director of cost and reporting and had served as the director of financial planning and analysis since January 2004, Cooper said.
Schroeder holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a member of Financial Executives International.