Cooper Tire’s Missy Depinet recognized with 2020 STEP Ahead Award

Miss Depinet, Procurement Director at Cooper Tire has been recognized by the Manufacturing Institute with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award for 2020.

Depinet is among 130 women nationally who earned the honor this year from a field of hundreds of nominees.


Missy Depinet | © Cooper Tire

“Through a career spanning more than two decades with Cooper Tire, Missy has demonstrated her leadership capability in a variety of roles across the company. Her project planning skills as well as her ability to develop and implement key processes have been valuable in supporting Cooper’s business goals,” said Brad Hughes, Cooper’s President & Chief Executive Officer. “She is a great ambassador of Cooper, and on behalf of the entire organization, I congratulate Missy and wish her continued success.”

The STEP Ahead Awards program, now in its eighth year, recognizes women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of manufacturing, from the factory floor to senior executive leadership. On April 30, winners of the STEP Ahead Award will be recognized at a reception in Washington, D.C., where honorees’ stories will be highlighted, including their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing as well as their roles in the community. Depinet, one of eight Cooper employees to receive this honor over the past five years, will attend this event along with members of Cooper’s senior executive leadership team.

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