CHANGES AT THE TOP: Cooper Steel Welcomes New Shareholders, Says Fond Farewell to CFO, and Hello to New Majority Shareholder Gary Cooper.
Feb 7, 2017
In an announcement made earlier this week Cooper Steel CFO Barry Cooper retired after nearly 27 years of distinguished service. This came in conjunction with the announcement of two new shareholders (Cory Cooper VP and Jordan Cooper Secretary CAO) and that CEO/Chairman of the Board Gary Cooper had purchased controlling stake in the company and now acts as majority shareholder. “It’s an exciting time” Cooper said following the closing meeting February 2nd, “for me as CEO to be majority shareholder and especially for my dad to see the boys (Jordan and Cory) take an even bigger role in the company’s future”. Cooper’s dad and co-founder Kenneth Cooper started the company in Shelbyville, TN over 50 years ago and, as Gary proudly shares, always envisioned keeping it “in the family” by having his grandsons involved. “It’s really been a dream of dad’s to have the boys involved like this..it’s very special to all of us and a great day for the company”. The terms and details of the stock purchases were made official at a meeting in the CapStar Bank offices February 2nd in Nashville, TN. Capstar Bank team, legal representation, Gary Cooper, Jordan Cooper, Cory Cooper and Barry Cooper are pictured above right.