Cooper Tire and Rubber Co.'s directors have nominated John Fiedler, chairman of BorgWarner Inc., to join the company's board.
Prior to joining BorgWarner, Fiedler, 63, worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. for 29 years in sales and marketing.
Cooper's board nominated Fiedler to serve a three-year term. A vote on his nomination will take place at Cooper's annual shareholders' meeting on May 7 in Findlay, Ohio.
BorgWarner, a supplier of transmission, engine and powertrain assemblies, had $1.5 billion in 2001 North American original equipment auto parts sales. It ranks No. 22 on the Automotive News list of the top 150 original equipment parts suppliers to North America.