Cooper Tire‘s Board of Directors has appointed Jerry Bialek to serve as Vice President & Treasurer effective February 1st. 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 January 31st.
“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.