Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> October 20, 2003

Philip Weaver – Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (ctb)

PHILIP G. WEAVER was named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in December 1998. A Certified Public Accountant, he joined Cooper in 1990 as tire division Controller and in 1994 was named Vice President in the tire division. Previously, he was a Principal and Senior Manager at Ernst & Young and its predecessor firm, Arthur Young & Co., serving in its Manchester, New Hampshire, and Toledo, Ohio, offices. He graduated from Bowling Green State University and completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management International Senior Manager's Program. Mr. Weaver is a member and past President of the Toledo Chapter of the Financial Executives Institute, and a past Regional Director of that organization. He is also a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Profile
TWST: Tell us about Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.

Mr. Weaver: Our company is comprised of two primary businesses. The tire

group, which is a little over 50% of the revenues, manufactures