Cooper appoints marketing VP
Cooper Tire has appointed Michael Simon to the post of Vice President – Strategic Marketing and Planning, North America Tire Operations. With a career in the automotive sector that spans nearly three decades, Simon spent 20 years with Goodyear, starting as a new college graduate in 1985, and through a number of increasingly responsible positions. Following Goodyear, Simon joined Eaton Corp. as Director of Sales, Performance Products and Aftermarket Division, where he focused on the $2 billion Automotive Group's non-traditional growth segments.
Most recently, Simon served as Vice President, Global Heavy Duty Sales and Marketing for Remy International, which produces electrical products and hybrid electric motors for global automotive and heavy duty markets. He also ran his own consulting firm, assisting companies with continuous improvement efforts. Simon holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology/Manufacturing Engineering from Iowa State University and has completed Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management Executive Series.