Cooper Standard Names Aleksandra Miziolek Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Dec 12, 2013, 16:30 ET from Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc.

NOVI, Mich., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS), a leading global supplier of automotive sealing, fuel and brake, and fluid transfer systems, today announced the appointment of Aleksandra A. Miziolek as vice president, General Counsel and Secretary, effective Feb. 3, 2014.  Miziolek will report to Jeffrey S. Edwards, Cooper Standard's chairman and CEO, and join the company's Global Leadership Team. 

Miziolek will succeed Timothy W. Hefferon, who is retiring after serving as Cooper Standard's vice president, General Counsel and Secretary since 2004.  Hefferon will continue as a senior legal officer on a transitional basis until June 2014.

"Aleks' broad and extensive legal experience in the automotive arena makes her an excellent addition to Cooper Standard's leadership team and head of our legal group," Edwards said. "Her expertise will assist Cooper Standard as we continue to execute our profitable growth strategy and expand globally." 

"As we welcome Aleks, I would like to thank Tim for his service and dedication to Cooper Standard as both head of our legal team and as a key leader in the business," Edwards said. "He has provided the company with excellent counsel and guidance during his tenure and we will continue to benefit from his experience as we complete this successful transition."

With over 30 years of experience advising automotive companies, Miziolek will join Cooper Standard from Dykema Gossett, PLLC, a leading national law firm headquartered in Detroit.  As a Dykema Gossett member, she has held a variety of key management positions, including service on the firm's Executive Board and as director of its Automotive Industry Group. Her law practice has focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and SEC disclosure matters.  She has counseled a broad range of automotive companies on cross-border transactions and strategic alliances involving North American, European and Asian businesses.

Miziolek earned Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. She currently serves on several boards as a director or advisor, including the Citizens Research Council of Michigan and Inforum Center for Leadership

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, thermal and emissions and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs more than 22,000 people globally and operates in 19 countries around the world. For more information, please visit


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