Cooper Standard Announces Appointment, Organizational Change for Asia Pacific
Appoints Lee to President, Asia Pacific; Emmi to Vice President, Business
Development, Emerging Markets
NOVI, Mich., Jan. 28, 2013
NOVI, Mich., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc.
(OTCBB: COSH), a leading global supplier of automotive sealing, fluid and
anti-vibration systems, today announced the appointment of Song Min Lee to the
new position of president, Asia Pacific. Concurrent with Lee's appointment,
Cooper Standard's Joe Emmi was named vice president, business development for
As president of the Asia Pacific region, Lee will focus on growing Cooper
Standard's position in the region, while continuing to strengthen its local
team and implementing the company's best business practices. He will be based
at Cooper Standard's Asia Pacific headquarters in Kunshan, China.
"As we strive to accelerate our growth in key markets within the Asia Pacific
region, Cooper Standard is strengthening its leadership team to support this
strategic initiative," said Jeffrey Edwards, CEO, Cooper Standard. "Song's
market knowledge, local expertise and prior business successes made him the
ideal fit for this position. We welcome him to the Cooper Standard team and
look forward to his leadership in expanding our growth and prominence in this
Lee is a 22 year automotive industry veteran with extensive management
experience in manufacturing engineering, product launch, sales and new
business development with Ford Motor Co., Johnson Controls, Lear and Autoliv.
He holds a Master of Science degree in management technology from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Washburn
University. Lee also completed an Advanced Management Program from Seoul
National University in Korea and is a veteran of the United States Marines.
In his new role, Emmi will move to Europe and utilize his global experience to
focus on expanding Cooper Standard's presence in Eastern Europe and Southeast
Asia. In his previous position of vice president and managing director for the
Asia Pacific region, Emmi was based in Kunshan and successfully expanded
Cooper Standard's regional business, as well as managed the integration of
revenue and products from the company's regional joint venture partnerships.
"Joe's hard work and dedication to developing Cooper Standard in the Asia
Pacific region has helped the company make significant strides in growing our
presence there," said Edwards. "We thank Joe for his contributions in
establishing a solid foundation in this important market and look forward to
him generating similar results in other emerging markets."
About Cooper Standard
Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., is a leading global supplier of
systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include body
sealing, thermal and emissions, fluid and anti-vibration systems. Cooper
Standard employs more than 22,000 people globally and operates in 19 countries
around the world. For more information, please visit www.cooperstandard.com.
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