MetoKote Announces New Director - aftermarketNews

MetoKote Announces New Director

Cooper has extensive experience with the Asian Pacific OE manufacturers.

LIMA, Ohio – MetoKote Corp., a provider of protective coating applications services including electrocoating (e-coat), powder coating and liquid paint, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Michael Cooper as director, Asia Pacific OE Manufacturers. In this role, Michael will focus on sales growth across these manufacturers and will work closely with MetoKote facilities serving these partners to ensure positive relationships and service excellence.

Cooper earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and is currently working on his MBA at the University of Michigan.

Cooper has extensive experience with the Asian Pacific OE manufacturers. Prior to joining MetoKote, he worked as the Nissan senior account manager for Magna Decoma International. He has also worked for TKS Industrial Co. and Haden Inc., both of which specialize in paint finishing systems and facilities for the automotive and related industries furnishing paint equipment to Honda and Toyota. Cooper also lived in Toyota City, Japan, during his tenure with Toyota Motor Corporate Services of NA to complete its intensive training and indoctrination program at Toyota’s global engineering headquarters.

You May Also Like

Lucas Oil Promotes, Adds Key Staff to Leadership Team

Jason Bonikowske has been named general counsel, and Nicole York and Megan Burakiewicz have been promoted to VP roles.

Lucas Oil Products has announced three new additions to its leadership team, hiring Jason Bonikowske as general counsel and promoting Nicole York to vice president of finance and Megan Burakiewicz to vice president of human resources.

Prior to joining Lucas Oil, Bonikowske spent 16 years at CSM Sport and Entertainment (formerly JMI), where he oversaw the legal operations, developed internal governance policies, advised executives on risk mitigation, and routinely negotiated high-quality sport and entertainment agreements. 

Clarios Names New Group VP and GM, Original Equipment

Federico Morales-Zimmermann joins Clarios from BorgWarner, where he served in two VP roles.

Edelbrock’s Smitty Smith Passes Away

According to a blog post from Edelbrock, Smitty worked for the company for 30 years and had been using its products for 50.

Navistar Names Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

Tobias Glitterstam will be the steward for strategy implementation and he will accelerate sustainability efforts.

FullSpeed Automotive Names VP of Ops for Grease Monkey Brand

Brian Michel steps into this leadership role having worked for FullSpeed for 10 years.

Other Posts

NuVinAir Promotes Marty Schoenthaler to President

Schoenthaler joined NuVinAir from Tate Boys Tire & Service in 2021.

Velocity Modern Classics Names Chief Revenue Officer

Tom Maxwell joins the company with over seven years of experience in the custom vehicle space.

MEMA Names New DEI Head, Renews DEI Focus

April Buford will help provide a roadmap to assist members in engaging in their own DEI journey.

MEMA Names Executive Director of Strategy and Research

Mike Jackson’s expanded role will support all segments of MEMA, including the OE, aftermarket, remanufacturing, commercial vehicle and government affairs.