Findlay, Ohio – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced on 2 Dec that its board of directors had elected Ginger Jones to the position of vice president and chief financial officer, to replace Brad Hughes, who was appointed as president of the company’s international operations earlier in July.
Jones joins Cooper from Plexus Corp., a $2.3 billion electronics manufacturing services company that provides custom design and manufacturing capabilities to the medical device, industrial, aerospace and defence sectors. At Plexus, Jones served as CFO for seven years.
“[Jones] brings nearly three decades of financial experience and several years as the CFO of a multi-billion-dollar publicly held company to Cooper,” said Cooper chairman, CEO and president Roy Armes..
“We are confident Ginger possesses the kind of substantive expertise, leadership strength and business acumen that will help guide Cooper as we continue to grow and embark on our next 100 years in the tire business,” he added.
Jones holds a master’s of business administration (MBA) degree from Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah. She is a certified public accountant. Jones is a member of the board of directors of Libbey Inc., and is currently serving on the compensation committee and as chair of the audit committee.