Cooper names Caris vice president of marketing
Phillip Caris has been promoted to vice president of marketing for the Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
He will be responsible for overseeing product marketing and planning, customer service and relationship management, marketing administration, Cooper Tire's business-to-business initiative and domestic business development as well as continuing to oversee European marketing for the tire group.
Caris joined Cooper Tire in 1982 as a marketing assistant in the sales training department. Since then he has held such positions as sales training manager, inner tube sales and marketing development manager, associated brand sales manager and strategic marketing and international business management director.
He was named director of sales and marketing for European operations based in Melksham, England, in 2000, and returned to the company's Findlay, Ohio, headquarters in 2002 as director of marketing for Cooper's North American Tire Division.