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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

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