Automotive supplier Cooper Standard has appointed Christine Krathwohl (right) to the position of corporate officer, alongside her role as vice-president of global supply chain at the company. Susan Kampe, chief information officer, has also taken on the role of corporate officer.
Jeffrey Edwards, chairman and CEO at Cooper Standard said, “Cooper Standard is proud to have Sue and Christine, two talented senior leaders in the automotive supply base, as corporate officers. 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.”
Krathwohl currently leads the company-wide strategy for purchasing, procurement, logistics, vendor management and supplier quality.
She has more than 20 years of experience in logistics, supply chain and purchasing. Prior to joining Cooper Standard in January last year, she was managing director of Jack Cooper’s strategic advisory board. Before that, Krathwohl held a number of supply chain and purchasing roles at GM over seven years at the company. This included the position of director of supply chain operations in Europe, and director of inbound logistics in North America. She left her role as executive director for global logistics and supplier diversity in May 2013 when GM made changes to its senior executive staff.
Last year, Krathwohl was named one of Automotive News’ 100 leading women in the North American automotive industry.
Kampe served as managing partner and founder of Zang Consulting, a national business technology consulting and IT services company. She has also held a variety of automotive IT executive roles with Johnson Controls and Meritor (formally Arvin Meritor) for more than 10 years, as well as serving as director, IT strategy and development for Ford. She was named to the Automotive News 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry list in 2005.