Cooper Standard names three new board members

NORTHVILLE—Cooper Standard Automotive Inc., the Northville-based auto supplier,  announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: John G. Boss; Richard J. Freeland; and Adriana E. Macouzet-Flores.

Boss served as president and CEO of Waterford, N.Y.-based Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a producer of silicones, quartz and specialty ceramic materials, for six years until his retirement in March 2020. His career spans more than 30 years in the specialty chemicals and materials industry, including various executive leadership positions with Honeywell International, a producer of commercial, industrial and consumer products. Boss also serves on the board of directors of Wabash National Corp., where he sits on the compensation and nomination and governance committees. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University and an MBA in marketing and finance from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.

Freeland most recently served as president and COO of Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of engines, power systems and related components, from 2014 to 2019. Previously, he held various positions at Cummins, including vice president and president of the engine business, president of the components group and president of the worldwide distribution business. He serves on the board of directors of Valvoline, where he participates on the compensation, and governance and nominating committees, and on the Purdue University Advisory Council. Freeland earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University.

Macouzet-Flores currently serves as vice president, Latin America and PMC (Protective & Marine Coatings) general manager, Latin America, of Hermosillo, Mexico-based PPG Industries de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Pittsburgh, Pa.-based PPG Industries Inc. Prior to her current position, she served as general manager, Latin America North and general manager, Automotive OEM Coatings from 2012 to 2017. She has more than 25 years of leadership experience in multinational settings from multiple positions of increasing responsibility at the company. Macouzet-Flores earned an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Universidad La Salle in Mexico City and has completed executive training courses in finance management at University of Michigan Ross School of Business, corporate strategy at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the Women on Boards program at Harvard Business School.

Cooper Standard supplies sealing, fuel and brake delivery, and fluid transfer systems to the automotive industry. The company employs approximately 28,000 people globally and operates in 21 countries around the world. More at www.cooperstandard.com

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