Suppliers

Omni United Taps Caris To Lead Aggressive U.S. Growth Plan

Posted on May 1, 2017

Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. has appointed Phillip Caris executive director of its U.S. businesses. He will oversee all of the company's operations in the U.S.

Phil Caris holds an undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.
Phil Caris holds an undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.
Caris spent 32 years at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. where he served as vice president of marketing, director of marketing, director of sales and marketing for Europe operations, director of strategic marketing and most recently, vice president of sales for North America.

He also served on the boards of Cooper-Avon Tyres, Mickey Thompson Tires and Cooper Mexico’s operations.

Over the last 18 months Omni has acquired two distribution companies in the U.S. and has been expanding its business footprint. While the company continues to sell to a number of mid-size wholesalers and large retail chains in the U.S., its own distribution business spans 24 warehouses that serve over 10,000 dealers.

The company says Caris will be expected to play a pivotal role in growing Omni United's distribution business while also catering to the interests of its existing distribution customers. Caris' key areas of focus will include acquiring new companies and consolidation of Omni's U.S. business.

“In the coming years we are looking to build a multi-brand global distribution business and we will be aggressive in acquiring more companies both in and outside the U.S.," says GS Sareen, founder and CEO of Omni United. "I am sure Phil’s wealth of experience and knowledge will play a pivotal role in strategically growing the U.S. business. I want to thank him for choosing to work with us; him joining us is a great endorsement to our business vision and strategy. I personally welcome him to the team and wish him the best of luck.”

Caris says, “I am very excited about the opportunity to be part of Omni’s growth story and all the possibilities that the future holds. I also look forward to working with a highly driven, passionate and aggressive team at Omni."

For more information, visit www.omni-united.com.

Related Topics: executive appointments, Omni United, Phil Caris

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
News Hunter Introduces Two Center-Clamp Tire Changers

Hunter Engineering Co. has two new center-clamp tire changer models: the TC37 and TC39.

News Nexen Gains Fitment on Street-Legal Dodge Challenger

Street-legal drag radial tires from Nexen Tire America Inc. will be fitted on the new 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. The chosen tire is the specially developed N'Fera SUR4G Drag Spec 275/40R20.

News NAIAS Is Moving — to June

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is undergoing a makeover, and in 2020 will move from January to June.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!