Laura K. Ulz is the new president of Cooper Tools. Ulz joined Cooper in 2007 as vice president, operations, and since then has been responsible for leading Cooper's manufacturing, sourcing, supply chain, quality and continuous improvement groups. She will continue to oversee these functions in her new expanded role.
“Laura has a proven track record of success at Cooper and has been instrumental in advancing our operational excellence initiative forward across the entire company,” said Cooper Industries Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kirk S. Hachigian. “She brings a wealth of experience and management expertise to her new additional responsibilities of overseeing Cooper Tools and will help ensure the continued success of this great business.”
Prior to joining Cooper, Ulz worked for Honeywell International and Texas Instruments. Ulz holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University.
Ulz succeeds Gary A. Masse, who is leaving Cooper to explore other opportunities, the company said.