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Rebecca (Becky) McCabe and Linda Conrad join Cooper Standard.
FREMONT, CA: Cooper Standard has appointed two individuals to senior management roles. Rebecca (Becky) McCabe has been appointed vice president, chief accounting officer, and Linda Conrad has been appointed vice president, corporate controller. Both executives will report to Jonathan Banas, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cooper Standard, and will be based at the Company's global headquarters in Northville, Michigan. Since June 2017, Peter Brusate has served as the Company's vice president, chief accounting officer, and corporate controller. He is leaving the Company to seek other career possibilities.
“I am very proud of our depth of talent and ability to immediately execute this succession plan in our finance leadership,” says Banas. “Congratulations to Becky and Linda. We believe their exceptional backgrounds and recent achievements with Cooper Standard make them ideal fits for these incredibly important leadership roles for the Company.”
In her new job, McCabe will be responsible for the accounting function, financial reporting, including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting, financial systems, and worldwide business services for the company. She formerly held the position of vice president, global internal audit, where she headed a team focused on world-class execution and value-added partnerships across the Company. McCabe joined Cooper Standard as director, financial reporting in 2016, following jobs in accounting and financial reporting at ZF TRW, Ally Financial, and Ford Motor Co. She graduated from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and a certified public accountant.
Conrad will head the Company's worldwide financial planning and analysis centre of excellence and drive consolidated performance and profitability. She will continue in her prior post as vice president, finance for Cooper Standard's Advanced Technology Group, which is responsible for the company's Applied Materials Science and Industrial and Specialty Group operations. She joined Cooper Standard in 2014 as a director of finance - corporate and financial planning and analysis, bringing over two decades of experience in automotive finance with Plasan Carbon Composites, Visteon, TRW, and Ford. Conrad graduated from the University of Denver with a bachelor's degree in business administration - finance and a master's degree in business administration - finance from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.