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R. Michael Johnson

R. Michael Johnson
Vice President, Koppers Utility and Industrial Products 

R. Michael Johnson is Vice President, Koppers Utility and Industrial Products, elected to the post in August 2018.  He is responsible for advancing the Koppers strategy of being a vertically integrated, high-value global supplier of wood-based technologies to infrastructure markets.

Mr. Johnson previously served as President and CEO of Cox Industries Inc, a privately-owned business specializing in the manufacturing and global distribution of pressure-treated utility poles and marine construction products, which was acquired by Koppers in April 2018. 

He has served as Chairman of the Treated Wood Council, and is a former President of the Southern Pressure Treaters Association, as well as a member of the American Wood Products Association.  

Mr. Johnson earned his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina.