Cooper Standard
Oct 17, 2013

Cooper Standard Appoints Niec Villaire as Deputy General Counsel and Director, Global Legal Compliance

NOVI, Mich., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS), a leading global supplier of automotive sealing, fuel and brake, and fluid transfer systems, today announced the appointment of Iwona Niec Villaire to deputy general counsel and director of global legal compliance effective September 30, 2013. She will report to Timothy W. Hefferon, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for Cooper Standard and will be based at the company's headquarters in Novi, Mich.

In her new position, Villaire will maintain responsibility for a broad range of legal matters, including securities law compliance, financing, corporate governance matters, mergers/acquisitions, real estate transactions and oversight of the Company's legal affairs in Europe. In addition, she will join Cooper Standard's Corporate Responsibility Committee and coordinate the activities of the Company and committee in ensuring continued compliance with Cooper Standard's code of business conduct and ethics, related policies and applicable laws on a global basis.

"Iwona brings a level of experience and expertise to this position that makes her an essential part of our legal team, as well as an important addition to our Corporate Responsibility Committee," Hefferon said.

Villaire joined Cooper Standard in September 2007 as associate general counsel. Previously, she served as senior counsel with Federal-Mogul Corp., where she was responsible for corporate governance, securities, international transactions, restructuring and bankruptcy, regulatory compliance and employment law. Prior to this, she was an associate attorney at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss in Southfield, Mich.

Villaire earned a Juris Doctor, Master of Arts in education psychology and Bachelor of Science degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. She is a member of Inforum and the Michigan Bar Association.

About Cooper Standard
Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., (NYSE: CPS) is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include sealing and trim, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer, thermal and emissions and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs more than 22,000 people globally and operates in 19 countries around the world. For more information, please visit


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