FINDLAY, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE:CTB) has elected Jerry Bialek to serve as Vice President & Treasurer effective Feb. 1. As he takes on this new responsibility, Bialek will continue to lead investor relations for the company. In the Treasurer role, Bialek replaces Tom Lause, who retires from Cooper effective Jan. 31.
“Jerry has demonstrated strong financial expertise, leading complex finance organizations on a global basis, as well as heading investor relations and strategic planning for Cooper. We appreciate his contributions and look forward to his continued service to the company as Treasurer,” said Cooper President & Chief Executive Officer Brad Hughes.
Bialek joined Cooper in 2014 as Director, Global Financial Planning and Analysis, and a year later was named Director, Investor Relations and Strategic Planning. In 2017, he was promoted to the position of Vice President, Finance & Strategy, supporting Cooper’s Asia operations. In this role, he continued leadership of the company’s investor relations function. Prior to Cooper, Bialek held a variety of finance leadership positions within the automotive industry, including 18 years with Ford Motor Company as well as roles with Johnson Controls and Taica North America Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Finance from Oakland University, Rochester, Mich.
About Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE:CTB) is the parent company of a global family of companies that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper's headquarters is in Findlay, Ohio, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design operations within its family of companies located in more than one dozen countries around the world. For more information on Cooper, visit www.coopertire.com, www.facebook.com/coopertire or www.twitter.com/coopertire.