Shawn Denlein has resigned as senior vice president of sales from Hankook Tire America Corp. effective March 3, 2017.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has appointed Mark Chung vice president, strategy and business development for the Americas. He reports to Chris Ostrander, Cooper’s president, Americas operations.
In his new role, Chung is responsible for leading the development and execution of Cooper’s North and South America business strategy, spearheading business intelligence, business development, and establishing processes to support the company’s growth initiatives in North America.
Chung brings nearly 15 years of automotive and industrial-related corporate strategy, marketing and sales experience to Cooper, including his most recent post as director, global marketing for the filtration business unit of Cummins Inc..
Prior to Cummins, Chung served as director of strategic marketing, corporate strategy and product marketing for Yokohama Tire Corp. Earlier in his career, Chung spent five years with Ford Motor Co., where he was a part of the accelerated marketing executive management development program and served in marketing and sales roles.
“Mark brings a wealth of experience in strategic business planning, as well as marketing and sales leadership to Cooper,” says Ostrander.
“As we work toward achieving the ambitious goals we have for the Americas region to drive improvements in mix and margin, increase our participation in the original equipment channel, and grow our commercial vehicle and Latin American sales, Mark’s leadership will be instrumental to develop and implement the strategy to attain these goals.”
For recent news on other executive changes at Cooper, see International leadership transitions at Cooper.
Pirelli Tire North America Inc. is searching for a new chief commercial officer for the NAFTA region. The company says Riccardo Cichi is leaving Pirelli effective Feb. 24 to pursue personal interests.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has named LeAnn Harley as its director of marketing and communications.
Modern Tire Dealer’s European Writer John Stone visited the recent Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Germany, where the latest tire production innovations were on display.
Bear’s Tires Inc. in San Diego, Calif. won the first place prize in the fourth-quarter Nexen Next Level sweepstakes. Owner Mike Power's tire purchases earned him a $30,000 award.
The leader of the United Steelworkers union says the International Trade Commission has made "a huge mistake" in not imposing tariffs on truck and bus tires from China. And based on early feedback from Modern Tire Dealer readers, tire dealers and particularly retreaders agree.
Tireco Inc. has added six sizes to its commercial van lineup, which features the new Milestar Steelpro MS597S.
No tariffs will be assessed on truck and bus tires manufactured in China and imported into the U.S. The International Trade Commission (ITC) has upended the tariff investigation by voting today against imposing tariffs on these products.
Tyrexpo Asia 2017 and the inaugural edition of GarageXpo Asia will be held in conjunction with each other March 21-23, 2017, in Singapore. The events are organized by SingEx Exhibitions Pte. Ltd.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been named the world’s most admired tiremaker by Fortune magazine for the fifth straight year.
Allpart Supply Inc. has opened a training facility in Arlington, Texas, for wheel balancing and automotive lift owners and operators.
Colleen Horn Doyle, a fourth-generation member of the McCarthy family, is the new corporate attorney for McCarthy Tire Service Inc.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Discover M+S Sport tires in 15- through 19-inch sizes. The potential number of units affected is 7,067.
Tire Factory Inc. members have rebranded the vast majority of their 206 stores to the Point S banner at a breakneck pace. And leaders of the Oregon-based cooperative are unveiling new programs with two big hopes: the momentum of current members continues, and more independent tire dealers join their network.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $69.3 million on net sales of $783.9 million for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016. That compares to income of $59.2 million on sales of $775.5 million for the same period in 2015.