Cooper Standard Appoints New Chief Transformation Officer, New Chief Legal Officer And Secretary

first_imgMiziolek, who has been an important member of Cooper Standard’s Global Leadership Team, has more than 35 years of experience working in mergers and acquisitions, strategic growth and corporate governance. “Thanks to our robust succession planning, we are able to smoothly transition Joanna to the role of senior vice president and chief legal officer,” said Edwards. “In this position, Joanna’s extensive automotive legal background, public markets experience and tenure with Cooper Standard, all provide a strong platform for continued success.”Advertisement Totsky earned a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from St. Mary’s College, Michigan. She also completed two years of English Studies at Warsaw University in Poland. She is admitted to practice law in Michigan and she is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. Totsky is on the board of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Michigan Chapter and was recently named to the board of Inforum. She also works with a non-profit organization, TutorMate, and has created a volunteer tutor group at Cooper Standard to support first graders in Detroit Public Schools. Succeeding Miziolek as Cooper Standard’s senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary is Joanna Totsky, who had served as vice president – deputy general counsel for the company. In this role, Totsky will become a member of the Global Leadership Team, reporting directly to Edwards and will also serve as chief compliance officer.  “As we manage through the global automotive industry transformation, it is essential to dedicate resources to ensure we are fully prepared for the future,” Edwards said. “Aleks is ideally suited to help lead the organization’s transformation, given her deep global automotive industry and transactional experience and leadership capabilities.”  Prior to joining Dykema in 1982, Miziolek served as a law clerk for the Honorable James P. Churchill, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University Law School with a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, and served as the editor-in-chief of the Wayne Law Review. She currently serves as chair of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, on the General Counsel Steering Committee of the National Association of Corporate Directors and on the Transportation and Infrastructure Policy Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers. She is also a member of the honorary board of directors of Inforum, a top women’s leadership organization in Michigan. Advertisement Cooper Standard announced that Aleksandra Miziolek has been appointed to the newly created position of chief transformation officer to further drive the company’s evolution amidst a changing automotive industry. The appointment is effective July 1.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Before joining the company in 2014, Miziolek was with Dykema Gossett PLLC, a national law firm, in a variety of key management positions, most recently serving as the director of the Automotive Industry Group. From 2003 to 2010, she served on Dykema’s Executive Board and as the director of its Business Services Department. As a result of her representation of numerous Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds in significant transactions, Miziolek was recognized by Chambers USA in Corporate/M&A from 2006 until 2013. Miziolek, who had been senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for Cooper Standard since 2014, will continue to report to Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Edwards in her new role of directing transformation initiatives aimed at long-term profitable growth.  She started her legal career as an associate in the International Group of Miller Canfield splitting her time between the firm’s Detroit and Warsaw offices. Totsky worked as senior editor and a member of strategy team at Thomson Gale in Detroit while studying for her law degree. Totsky spent nearly 17 years at Ford Motor Co., holding a wide range of positions of increasing responsibility, including senior legal positions at Ford’s Company Secretary Office in Dearborn, Michigan, legal director of FCE Bank in Brentwood, U.K., and legal director of Ford Credit Asia Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand.  She joined Cooper Standard in 2016 with 20 years of experience in transactional, corporate, securities and regulatory law in the automotive and financial service industries.  Totsky, in her previous position as deputy general counsel for the company, advised on a wide range of matters, including SEC and NYSE public company reporting and compliance, securities regulations, executive compensation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, finance transactions, purchasing and Latin America operations.  last_img read more


Report: Browns Were In Running For Former Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett

first_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. Eli Mooneyham Related TopicsMichael Bennettcenter_img The Cleveland Browns were in the running to acquire now former Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, according to a report from ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Bennett was traded Wednesday afternoon to the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles along with a seventh-round pick in exchange for wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick.There were a bunch of teams in the running for Michael Bennett. New England, Cleveland, Tampa, and Falcons to just name a few.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 7, 2018It was expected that most fans would be interested in seeing if the Browns made an attempt for the outstanding defensive player, as they have a lot of draft assets to work with that would catch any team’s eye. Cleveland did make an attempt, as New England, Tampa Bay, and Atlanta also tried to bring Bennett to their respective team. However, it was the Eagles that secured the deal and brought in another problematic pass-rusher.The news comes just a week after it was rumored the Browns were in the mix for defensive end Robert Quinn, who was shipped to the Miami Dolphins in the end.Free agency starts on March 14th and Cleveland has the most money to work within the NFL. Where they will decide to use it remains to be seen or known.last_img read more


Arbroath boss gets lengthy ban for storming pitch

first_img“It was an old fashioned Scottish Cup tie but never a 4-1 result.”The ban comes on the same day as Campbell was named as Ladbrokes League One Manager of the Month.You can view the incident from 11:25 on the video below. Following the match, Campbell had explained his anger, saying that Roncone had blundered by failing to award a spot kick.“I have never seen a more blatant penalty in my life – if it’s not a penalty he has to book the player for diving,” he said.“Every Ayr United supporter saw it. I hope the supervisor questions the referee’s performance – the decisions he made today put us out of the cup and made a major impact on the game.“There is no word in the English dictionary to describe why it’s not a penalty. Arbroath manager Dick Campbell has been hit with a seven-match ban after storming on to the pitch to confront the referee during a Scottish Cup tie. Campbell was charged with misconduct by the Scottish FA after angry scenes during Arbroath’s 4-1 cup defeat at Ayr United on January 21.The manager was enraged by referee Mike Roncone’s decision not to award his side a penalty when his side were 2-0 down and he marched on to the pitch to confront the match official. Roncone sent Campbell to the stands but he was summoned to Hampden to answer questions about his behaviour.An independent panel found him guilty of misconduct and handed the veteran manager a five-game touchline ban to be served immediately, with a further two games suspended until the end of the 2018/19 season.last_img read more