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Kumho promotes Milhaupt, adds regional sales managers

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Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. recently announced personnel changes within its training and sales departments.

Jim Milhaupt is the new manager of training and dealer communication. In his new position, he will direct Kumho´s dealer and employee training programs, as well as the company´s ride and drive program.

A 26-year tire industry veteran, Milhaupt joined the company in 2000. He spent the last four years as Kumho´s upper Midwest regional sales manager.

The company also hired three regional account sales managers.

* Marty Cochran is responsible for North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and northern Indiana. He has 15 years of experience in the tire industry. Most recently, he was a territory sales manager for U.S. Tire & Exhaust in New Brighton, Minn.

* John "Doc" Pilotte is responsible for Louisiana and Texas. He has seven years of sales experience and previously worked for Wheel & Tire Designs and American Racing.

* Bob Phoenix is responsible for Michigan, western New York, northern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. He has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, business management and new product development.

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