Cooper-Standard Holdings has appointed Susan Kampe, chief information officer (CIO), and Christine Krathwohl, vice president global supply chain, as corporate officers. Both women are based at the company’s world headquarters in Novi, Michigan.
“Cooper Standard is proud to have Sue and Christine, two talented senior leaders in the automotive supply base, as corporate officers,” said Jeffrey Edwards, chairman and CEO, Cooper Standard. “Sue and Christine are both very accomplished in their fields of expertise and are making a significant impact in helping Cooper Standard on its journey to become a top-performing global automotive supplier.”
As CIO, Kampe is responsible for leading the transformation of the company’s IT function consistent with Cooper Standard’s Profitable Growth Strategy. Most recently, Kampe served as managing partner and founder of Zang Consulting LLC, a national business technology consulting and IT services company. She also held a variety of automotive IT executive roles with Johnson Controls and Meritor (formally ArvinMeritor) for more than 10 years, as well as served as director, IT strategy and development for Ford Motor Co. and as CEO at Boston-based Fleetscape.com, an Arvin Meritor/Accel Partners venture.
A recognized leader in the IT field, she is the recipient of numerous industry honors and acknowledgements, including being named to the Automotive News 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry list in 2005. Kampe earned a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
As a seasoned supply chain professional, Krathwohl leads the company-wide strategy for purchasing, procurement, logistics, vendor management and supplier quality. Krathwohl is using her more than 20 years of experience in logistics, supply chain and purchasing to evolve the company’s global supply chain to further align with the company’s growth strategy goals.
Before joining Cooper Standard, she held several progressively responsible logistics roles at General Motors Co. in Germany and the United States. She most recently served as the managing director of business development for Jack Cooper Holdings in Michigan and Georgia.
Krathwohl earned an Executive Master of Business Administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University in East Lansing. She was named to the Automotive News 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry list in 2015. Focused on her local community, Krathwohl also is actively involved in a number of charitable causes.