NOVI, Mich., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS), the parent company of Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. ("Cooper Standard"), today announced the appointment of Christine Krathwohl as vice president global supply chain effective January 5. In her new position, Krathwohl leads the company-wide strategy for purchasing, procurement, logistics, vendor management and supplier quality. She reports to Keith Stephenson, executive vice president and chief operating officer, and is based at the Company's headquarters in Novi, Mich.
"Christine's extensive automotive supply chain experience make her a valuable addition to the Cooper Standard team," said Jeffrey Edwards, chairman and CEO, Cooper Standard. "I'm confident that, together with her team, she will continue the transformation of our supply chain, as its successful operation plays a major role in the execution of our growth strategy."
Krathwohl has garnered extensive experience in logistics, supply chain and purchasing throughout 21 years in the industry, including 11 years in progressively responsible roles at General Motors Co. in Germany and the United States. During this time, she managed the supply chain strategic planning activities for General Motors Europe, as well as served as executive director of global logistics, containers and supplier diversity where she was responsible for the company's global logistics strategies, planning, procurement and operations. She has also held positions with Visteon and Ford Motor Co.
Most recently, she served as the managing director of business development for Jack Cooper Holdings in Michigan and Georgia. In this role, she managed key customer relationships, customer strategy, and supported their mergers and acquisitions initiatives.
Krathwohl earned an Executive Master of Business Administration degree and a bachelor's degree in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University in East Lansing.
About Cooper Standard
Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include sealing and trim, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs more than 25,000 people globally and operates in 20 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.cooperstandard.com.
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