Thomas A. Dattilo
Thomas A. Dattilo, 62, is our Chairman. Since January 2013 he has served as Chairman and Senior Advisor to Portfolio Group, a privately-held provider of outsourced financial services to automobile dealerships specializing in aftermarket extended warranty and vehicle service contract programs. He is also an advisor and consultant to various private investment firms. He served as a Senior Advisor for Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC, a unit of Cerberus Capital Management, a private investment firm, from June 2007 until June 2009. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Dattilo was most recently Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, which specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of passenger and truck tires.
He joined Cooper in January 1999 as President and Chief Operating Officer and served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until 2006. Prior to joining Cooper, he held senior positions with Dana Corporation. His last position with Dana was President of its sealing products group.
Mr. Dattilo has been a member of our Board since August 2001. He became Chairman on January 1, 2012. He is also Chairperson of the Management Development and Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Dattilo also is a director of Solera Holdings, Inc. (since January 2013) and of Hayworth, Inc. (since 2010). He is past Chairman of the Rubber Manufacturers Association and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. Mr. Dattilo served as a director of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company from 1999 to 2006 and Alberto-Culver Company from 2006 to May 2011.