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Cooper Standard Names Gabrielle Corrent To Vice President, Strategy And M&A 

In her new role, Corrent will lead Cooper Standard’s global business development initiatives, including the identification of opportunities, due diligence processes and all deal-related transition and integration activities. 

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Cooper Standard has announced the appointment of Gabrielle Corrent to vice president, strategy and M&A, effective Oct. 1. Based at the company’s world headquarters in Novi, Michigan, Corrent will become a member of the global leadership team, reporting directly to Jeffrey Edwards, chairman and CEO, Cooper Standard.

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Corrent brings more than 15 years of financial and business partnership roles with Fortune 500 companies. In her new role, Corrent will lead Cooper Standard’s global business development initiatives, including the identification of opportunities, due diligence processes and all deal-related transition and integration activities.

Prior to joining Cooper Standard, Corrent served as chief financial officer, global automotive at Stanley Black & Decker Inc. Co-located in Frankfurt, Germany and Troy, Michigan, she served as a financial leader and strategic partner for the company’s $1 billion global automotive business. Previously, she served the company as director of finance, Americas automotive and director of FP&A (financial planning and analysis), North America automotive.

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From 2008 to 2013, she held roles of increasing responsibility at ANN Inc. in New York, most recently serving as director of corporate finance. She began her career at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Michigan, as an engineer and advanced through various roles of increasing responsibility.

“Gabrielle brings with her a proven track record of leadership around integrating acquisitions and leveraging profitability,” said Edwards. “It’s clear that she possesses the passion, energy and expertise to help Cooper Standard further execute its M&A strategy to further drive profitable growth.”

Corrent earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Michigan (UM) in Ann Arbor and a Master of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis on corporate finance and strategy, from UM’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. She is a member the UM Society of Women Engineers, Michigan Business Women organization at the UM Ross School of Business, CFO Leadership Council and active in several organizations supporting youth in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs.

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