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Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc (CPS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Edwards

55 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Banas

46 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Keith Stephenson

56 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Lawrence Ott

57 2014 Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Aleksandra Miziolek

60 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Juan de Miguel Posada

59 2014 Senior Vice President and President, Europe and South America

Song Min Lee

57 2014 Senior Vice President and President, Asia

D. William Pumphrey

57 2014 Senior Vice President and President, North America

Sharon Wenzl

58 2016 Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Community Affairs

Peter Brusate

41 2017 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

Linda Conrad

2017 Vice President - Financial Planning and Analysis

Annemarie Kleabir

2017 Vice President - Internal Audit and Compliance

David Mastrocola

55 2011 Lead Director

Sean Mahoney

54 2015 Independent Director

Justin Mirro

48 2015 Independent Director

Robert Remenar

61 2015 Independent Director

Sonya Sepahban

56 2016 Independent Director

Thomas Sidlik

67 2014 Independent Director

Stephen Van Oss

62 2008 Independent Director

Roger Hendriksen

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Edwards

Mr. Jeffrey S. Edwards is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since October 2012 and served as our President from October 2012 to May 2013. Previously, Mr. Edwards served in positions of increasing responsibility at Johnson Controls, Inc., a global diversified technology and industrial company. He led the Automotive Experience Asia Group of Johnson Controls, serving as corporate vice president, group vice president and general manager from 2004 to 2012. Mr. Edwards served as Johnson Controls’ group vice president and general manager for Automotive Experience North America from 2002 to 2004. He completed an executive training program at INSEAD and earned a Bachelor of Science from Clarion University.

Jonathan Banas

Mr. Jonathan P. Banas serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Banas has more than 22 years of diverse, global experience in corporate finance and public accounting. He has been with Cooper Standard since 2015, serving as vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Prior to joining the Company, Banas spent 11 years at ZF TRW (formerly TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.) in Livonia, Mich., where he served in roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was director, financial reporting. He joined TRW as senior manager, financial reporting and technical accounting in 2004. He previously held accounting and auditing positions at Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc. in Northville, Mich., and KPMG LLP in Detroit. He also served as president of a financial management and accounting services firm, 664 Consulting Group, PC, in Plymouth, Mich. Banas earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting at Wayne State University in Detroitand a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and accounting from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Keith Stephenson

Mr. Keith Dwayne Stephenson is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He served as president, International, from March 2009 to December 2010. He served as president, Global Body & Chassis Systems, from June 2007 to March 2009. Mr. Stephenson was chief development officer at Boler Company from January 2004 until October 2006. From 1985 to January 2004, he held various senior positions at Hendrickson, a division of Boler Company, including president of International Operations, senior vice president of Global Business Operations and president of the Truck Systems Group. Mr. Stephenson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from North Central College.

Lawrence Ott

Mr. Lawrence E. Ott is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. previously serving as Vice President, Global Human Resources since August 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ott served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Meritor, Inc. from 2010 until 2013. Prior to this, he held a similar position at Ally Financial Inc. from 2006 until July 2010. Mr. Ott spent 20 years at General Motors in a variety of progressive human resources functions. Mr. Ott earned an MBA with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and English from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.

Aleksandra Miziolek

Ms. Aleksandra A. Miziolek is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She was the Director of the Automotive Industry Group of Dykema Gossett, PLLC, a national law firm, from 2010. From 2003 to 2010, Ms. Miziolek served on Dykema’s Executive Board and as the Director of its Business Services Department. Ms. Miziolek joined Dykema in 1982 after serving as a law clerk for the Honorable James P. Churchill in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division. Ms. Miziolek received her JD from Wayne State University Law School.

Juan de Miguel Posada

Mr. Juan Fernando de Miguel Posada is Senior Vice President and President, Europe and South America of the Company. He has held since January 2014, previously serving as President, Europe since March 2013. Mr. de Miguel Posada served as western European Chief Executive Officer of Avincis Emergency Services from September 2012 until joining the Company. From May 2011 to September 2012, he served as Consulting President for Europe for Argo Consulting. Mr. de Miguel Posada served as managing director of the Paper Division of SAICA in Spain from 2009 to 2011. From 2007 to 2009, he served as President of the Protective Packaging division of Pregis in Belgium. Mr. de Miguel Posada served as Senior Vice President of Northern Europe for Alstom Transport in France from 2006 to 2007. Previously, Mr. de Miguel Posada held numerous senior level positions at Johnson Controls, Inc., beginning in 1988, ultimately serving as Group Vice President and General Manager, Electronics, Europe and International. Mr. de Miguel Posada received an electrical engineering degree and a Master’s Degree in industrial engineering from 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.

Song Min Lee

Mr. Song Min Lee is Senior Vice President and President, Asia of the Company. previously serving as President, Asia Pacific since January 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lee served as Vice President and General Manager of Johnson Controls, Inc. from 2007 to 2012. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Lee served as Vice President and President, Korea, for Autoliv, Inc. Mr. Lee served as Plant Manager for Lear Corporation from 2004 to 2006 and held various engineering positions at Ford Motor Company from 1994 to 2004. Mr. Lee completed the Advanced Management Program at Seoul National University. Mr. Lee also earned a Masters of Science in Management Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Washburn University.

D. William Pumphrey

Mr. D. William Pumphrey, Jr. is Senior Vice President and President, North America of the Company. He has held since January 2014, previously serving as President, North America since August 2011. Mr. Pumphrey served as President, Americas for Tower Automotive from 2008 through August 2011. From 2005 to 2008, he served as President of Tower’s North America operations. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Pumphrey held various positions at Lear Corporation in Southfield, Michigan, ultimately serving as President of the company’s Asia Pacific operations. Mr. Pumphrey earned an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College.

Sharon Wenzl

Ms. Sharon S. Wenzl is Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Community Affairs of the Company. She was Vice President Corporate Communications, a position she held since joining the company in 2007. Prior to joining Cooper Standard, from 2006 to 2007, Ms. Wenzl was the Principal / Owner of Laramie Group. From 2004 to 2006, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources and Communications for Tower Automotive. From 1990 to 2004, she held various positions of increasing responsibility at Freudenberg-NOK, most recently serving as Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Relations. Ms. Wenzl earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts degree in Communications from Eastern Michigan University. She also attended Boston University’s Public Communications Institute as part of her post graduate work.

Peter Brusate

Mr. Peter C. Brusate serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. He has 19 years of diverse, global experience in internal audit, controllership, treasury and public accounting. He has been with Cooper Standard since 2015, serving as vice president, internal audit and compliance. Prior to joining the Company, Brusate spent 14 years at Delphi Automotive in a series of financial positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was controller for Delphi's Asia Pacific business based in Shanghai, China. Previously, he was director, internal audit with responsibility for global Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and information technology audit, as well as audit activities for the Americas region. Earlier, he was treasurer -Europe, Middle East&Africa based in Paris, France. He joined Delphi in 2001 after three years with KPMG LLP in Detroit. Brusate earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting at Northwood University in Midland, Mich., and a Master of Business Administration degree in integrative management from Michigan State University in East Lansing. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional.

Linda Conrad

Ms. Linda Conrad is Vice President - Financial Planning and Analysis of the Company. Conrad joined Cooper Standard in 2014 as director, FP&A in the Corporate Accounting Group and was promoted to the corporate financial staff, reporting directly to Hardt, in 2015. Since joining the Company, Conrad - through her leadership, analytical skills and process mindset - has transformed the FP&A group from a reporting and consolidation function to a strategically focused analytical organization. Prior to joining Cooper Standard, Conrad served as CFO and vice president of finance and information technology at Plasan Carbon Composites, where she provided financial and strategic leadership that helped significantly grow the startup company. From 2001 to 2008, she held senior financial management roles at Visteon. Prior to that, she held leadership roles with increasing responsibility at TRW (now ZF TRW), Case Corp. and Ford Motor Co. Conrad earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration - finance from the University of Denver and a master's of business administration degree in finance from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Annemarie Kleabir

Ms. Annemarie Kleabir is Vice President - Internal Audit and Compliance of the Company. Prior to joiningCooper Standard, Kleabir served as controller and chief accounting officer atDetroit-based Rock Ventures LLC, an organization which serves and connects a family owned portfolio of more than 100 companies. In this role, she led the accounting and reporting functions, as well as managed treasury operations. Kleabir also assisted multiple start-up companies in setting up the organization and establishing accounting and reporting operations. From 2009 to 2014, she served as senior manager, advisory services at Deloitte & Touche LLP. From 1998 to 2009, Kleabir held a number of roles with increasing responsibility at Chrysler (now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), most recently serving as senior manager, special accounting operations. Kleabir started her career at Ernst & Young LLP, advancing to the role of senior manager, audit. Kleabir is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and finance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Master of Science degree in finance from Walsh College in Troy, Mich.

David Mastrocola

Mr. David John Mastrocola is Lead Director of the Company. He is a private investor. Mr. Mastrocola is a former partner and managing director of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked from 1987 until 2009. During that period, Mr. Mastrocola held a number of senior management positions in the Investment Banking Division, including heading or co-heading the corporate finance, mergers/strategic advisory and industrials/natural resources departments. Mr. Mastrocola also served as a member of Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s firm-wide capital and commitments committees. Mr. Mastrocola currently serves as a trustee for Save the Children Federation, Inc. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Boston College and an MBA from Harvard University.

Sean Mahoney

Mr. Sean O. Mahoney is Independent Director of the Company. He is a private investor with over two decades of experience in investment banking and finance. In addition, Mr. Mahoney has served as a consultant to Silver Point Capital since August 2013. Mr. Mahoney spent 17 years in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a partner and the head of the Financial Sponsors Group, followed by four years at Deutsche Bank Securities where he served as vice chairman, global banking. During his banking career, Mr. Mahoney acted as an advisor to companies across a broad range of industries and product areas. In addition to his public company board memberships, Mr. Mahoney has served on the post-bankruptcy board of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. since 2012, and the board of Formula One Holdings since 2014. He earned his graduate degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago.

Justin Mirro

Mr. Justin E. Mirro is Independent Director of the Company. He is an operating partner at Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd. Mr. Mirro joined Wynnchurch in March 2015 as an advisor in the investment development group. He is the founder of Kensington Capital Partners LLC and has been its president since January 2015. Mr. Mirro has over 19 years of automotive investment banking experience, most recently as a managing director and head of automotive investment banking at RBC Capital Markets from June 2011 to December 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Mirro was head of automotive investment banking at Moelis & Company from August 2008 to May 2011, and he was also head of North American Automotive Investment Banking at Jefferies & Company from March 2005 to July 2008. Prior to his investment banking career, Mr. Mirro worked as an engineer for General Motors and Toyota. Mr. Mirro earned his Masters of Business Administration from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and his undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan, College of Engineering.

Robert Remenar

Mr. Robert J. Remenar is Independent Director of the Company. He served as the president and chief executive officer of Chassix Inc. from July 2012 to June 2014, and from December 2010 to June 2012 he served as the president and chief executive officer of Nexteer Automotive. From April 2002 to November 2012, Mr. Remenar served as the president of Delphi Steering/Nexteer Automotive. Mr. Remenar held diverse executive positions within Delphi Corporation from 1998 to 2002 and several executive and managerial positions within General Motors from 1985 to 1998. Mr. Remenar earned his Master’s degree in Business and Professional Accountancy from Walsh College and his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University.

Sonya Sepahban

Ms. Sonya F. Sepahban is Independent Director of the Company. She is currently a Board of Directors member at Genomenon, Inc. and the Cranbrook Institute of Science. From 2009 to 2015, Ms. Sepahban served as the Senior Vice President of Engineering, Development and Technology at General Dynamics Land Systems (“GDLS”), a business unit of General Dynamics Combat Systems Group—a global leader in the design, development, production, support, and enhancement of tracked and wheeled military vehicles—where she had responsibility for all GDLS products developed for governmental and commercial customers worldwide. Prior to her employment at GDLS, Ms. Sepahban held a number of leadership positions with Northrop Grumman Space Technology, including as the Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer from 2007 to 2009 where she was responsible for program execution, product development, and continuous improvement; Vice President of Systems Engineering from 2006 to 2007; Vice President and Chief Technology Officer from 2004 to 2006; and Vice President and Deputy General Manager of Engineering from 1997 to 2004. Prior to her employment at Northrop, Ms. Sepahban held a number of technical and management positions at the NASA Johnson Space Center on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs from 1989 to 1997. Ms. Sepahban also has an extensive background working and living in Europe and with international customers. Ms. Sepahban has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and a Political Science degree from the institute of Political Sciences in Paris, France. She also has a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from the University of Houston.

Thomas Sidlik

Mr. Thomas W. Sidlik is Independent Director of the Company. He retired from the DaimlerChrysler AG Board of Management in Germany after a 34-year career in the automotive industry. He previously served as chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Financial Corporation, chairman of the Michigan Minority Business Development Council and vice chairman of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. Mr. Sidlik has been on the board of directors of Delphi Automotive PLC and Delphi Automotive LLP since 2009. Previously he served on the Board of Regents of Eastern Michigan University, where he served as vice chairman and chairman of the board. He received a bachelor of science degree from New York University and an MBA from University of Chicago.

Stephen Van Oss

Mr. Stephen A. Van Oss is Independent Director of the Company. He was the senior vice president and chief operating officer of WESCO International, Inc., a leading distributor of electrical construction and industrial maintenance products, a position he held from September 2009 until his retirement in December 2015. He served as a director of WESCO from 2008 to 2015. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Van Oss served as senior vice president and chief financial and administrative officer of WESCO. From 2000 to 2004, he served as vice president and chief financial officer of WESCO. He served as WESCO’s director, information technology from 1997 to 2000. He serves as a trustee of Robert Morris University, chairs its finance committee, and is a member of its governance committee. Mr. Van Oss received a BS in Accounting from Wright State University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.

Roger Hendriksen

Mr. Roger Hendriksen is IR Contact Officer of the Company. He has more than 25 years of business experience, including roles in corporate finance, marketing and more than 13 years leading the investor relations function at publicly traded companies. Prior to joining Cooper Standard , Hendriksen was president and principal at IRonStreet Consulting. Previously, Hendriksen led the investor relations function at Jaguar Mining, Inc., Massey Energy Company and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. Hendriksen earned a master's degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and bachelor's degrees in economics and political science from the University of Utah.