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Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. Names Deykes to Vice President


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NOVI, Mich., December 4, 2008: Cooper-Standard Automotive recently promoted Doug Deykes to vice president, Internal Audit. In this position, he will be responsible for Cooper-Standard's Internal Audit and Internal Control / Global Compliance activities. Deykes will report functionally to the Cooper-Standard Automotive Board of Directors' Audit Committee and administratively to Allen Campbell, chief financial officer for the company.

"Given Doug's established track record and proven leadership capabilities, we are pleased to announce his appointment to vice president," Campbell said. "For the past three years, Doug has done an excellent job managing Cooper-Standard's audit and control activities."

Most recently, Deykes served as director, Internal Audit and Internal Control / Global Compliance, responsible for both Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance activities and was instrumental in securing SOX compliance for Cooper-Standard in 2007. In his new assignment, Deykes is responsible for directing the company's global auditing operations and will continue to work closely on SOX compliance activities.

Prior to joining Cooper-Standard in 2005, Doug was audit manager at Delphi Corp. in Troy, Mich., as well as director at Deloitte in Detroit.

Deykes earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and holds several professional designations, including Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.