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Gerry Cooper '66

Gerry -CooperGerry Cooper ’66 joined Stanley Tools after college graduation, working in the U.S. in various management positions from 1966 to 1986 and still found time to earn an MBA in Finance from the University of Hartford in 1971. In 1986 he moved, with Gloria EC’62 and son Dan, to Taipei, Taiwan, to open Stanley’s tool businesses in the Far East. In 2001, Gerry retired from Stanley and started Asia Tech Source Company to provide sourcing and product development services for small to mid-sized manufacturing companies in North America. In 2005 the Coopers relocated back to the U.S. and in 2007, set up a molding, assembly and packaging factory outside Shanghai, China. Gerry lost Gloria after an 18-month battle with cancer in 2010. Gerry and son, Dan continue to expand China hand tool manufacturing and marketing operations. He often speaks to colleges, universities and executive groups on doing business in China and practices his conversational Mandarin whenever possible. He bikes annually with friends from Taipei International Church, participates in bi-annual dental mission trips to a church-sponsored orphanage in India and spends summers with his wife, Nancy on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay. Gerry has two sons – Steve and Dan, both graduates from GLCA schools, and five grandchildren. Gerry joined the Board in 2011.

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