Cooper Standard Promotes Wenzl to Senior Vice President

Feb 01, 2016, 16:30 ET from Cooper Standard

NOVI, Mich., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading global automotive supplier Cooper Standard (NYSE: CPS) today announced the appointment of Sharon S. Wenzl to senior vice president, corporate communications and community affairs, an executive officer, in conjunction with her position on the Company's Global Leadership Team.

"Sharon is a valued member of the Cooper Standard Global Leadership Team," said Jeffrey S. Edwards, chairman and CEO, Cooper Standard.  "Her commitment to the Company's strategic vision, as well as her unwavering focus on enhancing the global reach of the Company's community involvement, is unparalleled in the industry."

Wenzl is responsible for leading the corporate communications function, as well as planning and implementing strategic communications programs in support of the Company's overall vision.  She also leads the Company's community affairs and oversees the Cooper Standard Foundation.

Prior to joining Cooper Standard in 2007, she held several executive positions in the automotive industry. Wenzl served as senior vice president, global human resources and communications for Tower Automotive and held various positions of increasing responsibility at Freudenberg-NOK, including vice president of human resources and communications, director of corporate relations, director of corporate communications, and manager of advertising and sales promotion.

In 2000, Wenzl was named as one of Automotive News' 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry and is past chair of the Council for Labor and Economic Growth for the State of Michigan.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Michigan State University in East Lansing and a Master of Arts degree in communications from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. She also has completed postgraduate work at Boston University.

About Cooper Standard Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include rubber and plastic sealing, fuel and brake lines, fluid transfer hoses and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs more than 27,000 people globally and operates in 20 countries around the world. For more information, please visit

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