John Bollman was named Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in March 2017. In this capacity, he leads human resources and employee relations, as well as the company’s global safety and communications functions.
Bollman joined Cooper from Sequa Corporation, where he served for nine years as Chief Human Resources Officer. At Sequa, which is owned by The Carlyle Group, Bollman was responsible for strategic leadership of the human resources function for key holdings such as Chromalloy, a global firm that provides manufacturing support to gas turbine engine makers as well as services and engine repair for the airline and energy industries. Prior to Sequa, Bollman spent more than 18 years at leading global home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation, where he served in a series of human resources positions in the United States and Europe, including Vice President of Human Resources, North America, a post he held for eight years.
Bollman began his career in the mid-1980s as a labor and employment attorney having earned a juris doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago. He also holds a bachelor’s of arts degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.