The story

Founded in 1960 as a spin-off from Cooper Tires, and a division of Cooper Standard Holdings, Cooper Standard fosters a corporate culture focused on improving, through material science, the overall performance of vehicles in the power sports, agriculture, marine, construction, commercial, and RV sectors.

Recently honored by the 4th Annual Best of MichBusiness organization for its work to inspire students to enter STEM careers, Cooper Standard also works with the communities in which it operates, through its Cooper Standard Foundation. In addition to providing scholarships, the Foundation works to support children’s charities, education, health and wellness, and community revitalization in its locations throughout the world.

Given its strong connection to the community and the industries it serves, Cooper Standard has always placed a high value on communication. To that end, it began looking for a responsive, experienced strategic partner to handle the maintenance and support of its Avaya systems back in 2008. Along with that, Cooper needed a partner that would be ready to help it transition to a new system when the time came.