Cooper Standard Names New General Counsel


NOVI — Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc., a global supplier of automotive sealing, fuel and brake, and fluid transfer systems, has appointed of Aleksandra A. Miziolek as vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Miziolek will succeed Timothy W. Hefferon, who is retiring. He will continue as a senior legal officer on a transitional basis until June 2014.

With over 30 years of experience advising automotive companies, Miziolek will join Cooper Standard from Dykema Gossett PLLC, a national law firm headquartered in Detroit. As a Dykema Gossett member, she has held a variety of key management positions, including service on the firm’s executive board and as director of its Automotive Industry Group.

Her law practice has focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and SEC disclosure matters.  She has counseled a broad range of automotive companies on cross-border transactions and strategic alliances involving North American, European and Asian businesses.

Miziolek earned Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. She currently serves on several boards as a director or adviser, including the Citizens Research Council of Michigan and Inforum Center for Leadership.