Cooper Standard Names de Miguel as President of Europe
Further solidifies position for accelerated growth and expansion in key
NOVI, Mich., March 4, 2013
NOVI, Mich., March 4, 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 Fernando de Miguel
to president of the company's European operations. Based in Mannheim, Germany,
he is responsible for continuing Cooper Standard's footprint adjustment and
targeted expansions in Europe. Previously, Cooper Standard's chief operating
officer, Keith Stephenson, held the position.
Most recently serving as western European CEO of Avincis Emergency Services,
de Miguel has more than 20 years of experience leading international companies
in the automotive, transportation and paper industries. He has special
expertise in operational and strategic management, process optimization,
productivity improvement and supply chain management.
"As we work to further expand our presence in key European markets, Fernando's
global experience and automotive industry background will strengthen Cooper
Standard's prominence in the region," said Jeffrey Edwards, CEO, Cooper
Standard. "Fernando's addition to the corporate leadership team is another
significant step in our initiative to advance the diversification of our
Prior to Avincis Emergency Services, de Miguel served as consulting president
for Europe for Argo Consulting, president of the Protective Packaging division
of Pregis in Belgium and senior vice president of Northern Europe for Alstom
Transport in Paris.
Earlier, he held management positions of increasing responsibility for 13
years with Johnson Controls, Inc. in France, Italy, Germany, the United
Kingdom and Spain, rising to group vice president and general manager,
electronics, Europe and international. Prior to that, he held operational
positions in the automotive supply and transportation industry.
Fluent in Spanish, French, Italian and English, de Miguel earned an electrical
engineering degree and a Master's Degree in industrial engineering from the
Universidad Politecnica de Barcelona, as well as an executive master's degree
in business administration from the IESE Business School - University of
Navarra in Spain.
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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