Eugene J. Midlock, 67, has announced that he plans to retire as chief financial officer of the Cooper Companies as of Dec. 16. The company is working on finding his replacement, who will be named when he steps down. In a few other changes, Carol R. Kaufman, currently senior vice president of legal affairs, secretary and chief administrative officer, has been appointed executive vice president, secretary and chief administrative officer; Albert G. White III, currently vice president, investor relations and treasurer, has been appointed vice president, investor relations, treasurer and chief strategic officer; and Daniel G. McBride, currently vice president and general counsel, has been appointed vice president, general counsel and chief risk officer. In addition, Gregory W. Matz, the vice president and chief financial officer for CooperVision, has been appointed vice president of finance at Cooper Companies; he will still continue his role at CooperVision as well.