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... for the implementation of sound, long-term tax policies that promote the global competitiveness of the U.S. high technology industry.

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Agostino Ricupati

B.S., Northern Illinois University; M.S.T., De Paul University

Vice President, Tax and Finance

The Cooper Companies

6140 Stoneridge Mall Drive, Suite 590

Pleasanton, California 94588


925.460.3655 OFFICE

Professional Organizations

Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the Tax Executive Institute


Twenty plus years experience in tax planning, provision and compliance at significant publicly-traded multinational companies, a public accounting firm, and state taxing authorities. Significant expertise in complex planning (acquisition and restructuring) across multiple industries.

Company Profile

The Cooper Companies, Inc. is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE Euronext (NYSE: COO). Cooper is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company™ with a focus on shareholder value. Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision, Inc. and CooperSurgical, Inc. CooperVision is a global manufacturer providing products for contact lens wearers. CooperSurgical’s business competes in the general health care market with a focus on advancing the health of families through a diversified portfolio of products and services focusing on women’s health, fertility and genetic testing.

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