Carl Casalbore joins Barron's Wholesale Tire as partner and vice president

June 22, 2007

Carl Casalbore has joined Barron's Wholesale Tire Inc. as a business partner. He also will serve as the company's vice president of sales and marketing.

In his new role, Casalbore will help identify additional ways to grow the business, select markets for expansion and ensure that service levels keep pace with growth. Barron's, one of the largest tire distributors in the Southeast, has nine warehouse locations throughout Florida and Georgia.

"Carl Casalbore is a talented leader, who is well-known for his exceptional management abilities and strategic skills," says Richard Barron, vice president and COO. "With the addition of Carl to our management team and his commitment as a company partner, I'm confident Barron's is better positioned for our goal of aggressive growth...."

Most recently, Casalbore served as Continental Tire North America Inc.'s director of PLT (Passenger Light Truck Replacement Division) dealer sales. He was responsible for the development and management of the PLT Division's independent tire dealer sales channel.

Before joining Continental, Casalbore worked for six years at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. as vice president of marketing and high performance tire development. He also spent 20 years at Pirelli Tire North America Inc. as vice president of sales.

Barron's is an authorized dealer for Cooper, Kumho, Maxxis, Continental, General, Nexen, Pro Comp, Falken and other major brands.

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