Mr. Armes is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, a global company that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of passenger car, light and medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Prior to joining Cooper in January 2007, Mr. Armes concluded an extensive career at Whirlpool Corporation, where he served in a variety of leadership positions across the company, both in the U.S. and key emerging markets globally, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Project Management Office.
Mr. Armes holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo. Mr. Armes has served as a director of AGCO Corporation since 2013 and The Manitowoc Company, Inc. since 2018. He formerly was a board member of JLG Industries, Inc.
Mr. Armes joined our Board in March 2020. As the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Tire & Rubber, Mr. Armes brings significant industry knowledge and experience in the automotive aftermarket and with original equipment manufacturers, the two primary channels through which Tenneco sells its products.