Two New Appointments at Cooper
Cooper Tire & Rubber have announced two new appointments to their operations – one at head office and one in an overseas growth market.
Mark W. Krivoruchka will step into the position of senior vice president, Global Human Resources, as of August 6, and has also been named to the company’s executive committee. Krivoruchka joins Cooper after serving in a number of US and global consumer package goods and high-tech manufacturing companies including GE, Pillsbury, Maytag and Whirlpool. His most recent position was senior vice president of Human Resources Integration at Whirlpool. He also served as Maytag’s senior vice president, Human Resources until that company was acquired by Whirlpool.
In announcing Krivoruchka’s appointment, Cooper’s president and CEO Roy Armes said, “With Mark’s extensive HR knowledge, skills, leadership and business experience, I’m confident he will make an immediate contribution to our global growth strategy.” His office will be located at Cooper’s global headquarters in Findlay, Ohio.
Joining Cooper’s operations in China is P. Glenn Arbaugh, who has been appointed as director, Tire Applications Development, at Cooper’s Asia Technical Center. This facility is temporarily located in Rongchen, Shandong Province. Reporting to Ray Mares, general manager of the Asia Technical Center, Arbaugh will oversee development of new tyre products for Asian markets.
Arbaugh joined Cooper in 1990 as a mould design drafter and has held positions of increasing responsibility until most recently serving as manager of product design. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Ohio Northern University and is currently undertaking a master’s degree in manufacturing operations from Kettering University, Flint, Michigan. He and his family will be moving to China.