Chief Operating Officer

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Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president.

Chief Operating Officer

The manager of a company (often but not always a publicly-traded company) who is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations. That is, the COO ensures smoothness in the process of producing and distributing the company's goods or of providing its services. A COO is responsible to the CEO and the board of directors.
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When the Coos River basin was previously logged (1880s-1950s), the timber was transported downstream using water stored behind splash dams.
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MANY PEOPLE view the COO as the person who toils away in the engine room making sure the ship is running while the CEO is on the bridge plotting the course and reveling in the glory of success.