Cooper-Standard Holdings, parent company of Cooper-Standard Automotive, has announced the appointment of Peter Brusate to vice president, internal audit and compliance, effective Oct. 12.
In this position, Brusate will oversee Cooper Standard’s global internal audit and compliance activities, including the corporation’s global Sarbanes-Oxley program. Based at Cooper Standard’s world headquarters in Novi, Michigan, Brusate will report to Matthew Hardt, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
“Peter’s extensive global and diverse financial experience in internal auditing, accounting, treasury and financial reporting make him an ideal addition to our team,” said Hardt. “With 17 years of experience in key financial roles in the automotive sector in Asia, Europe and North America, Peter is a strong leader, skilled at directing and developing global teams. His experience, energy and expertise will be instrumental in supporting our continued growth around the world.”
Brusate spent 14 years at Delphi Automotive in a series of positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was controller for Delphi’s Asia Pacific business and was based in Shanghai, China, where he was responsible for accounting, financial reporting and controls for the $4-billion, 34-plant regional unit. Earlier, Brusate was director, internal audit, Americas for Delphi, where he lead the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and information technology audit activities for the global organization, as well as directing internal audit for the Americas region.
Brusate was previously based in Paris, France, serving as treasurer – Europe, Middle East and Africa for Delphi. Before that, he held management positions in the company’s corporate finance, capital planning, investment management, financial projects and financial accounting areas. He joined Delphi in 2001 as a senior financial analyst, after three years with KPMG LLP in Detroit as supervising senior accountant.
A Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional, Brusate earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, and a Master of Business Administration degree in integrative management from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business.