Brad Hughes was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company on September 1, 2016. He joined the company in November 2009 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In July 2014, he was named Senior Vice President and President—International Operations. Hughes continued to serve as CFO in addition to his International role until his successor in the CFO role, Ginger Jones, was appointed in December 2014. In January 2015, Hughes was named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and continued to serve in this role until being named to his current position.
Formerly a 23-year employee of Ford Motor Co., in Dearborn, Mich., Hughes previously worked as Global Product Development Controller for Ford in Dearborn; as Finance Director for Ford's South America Operations in Sao Paulo, Brazil; as Director of European Business Strategy and Implementation, Cologne, Germany; as European Manufacturing Controller, Cologne, Germany; and in other corporate finance and treasury positions.
Prior to joining Ford, Hughes worked for Fruehauf Finance Corp., in Detroit, Mich.
A Detroit native, Hughes earned a bachelor's degree in business from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and earned a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor, Mich.