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Cooper Promotes Five in Sales, Marketing

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. made changes to its sales and marketing group, including the addition of new posts within the company.


Phil Kortokrax was promoted to the newly created position of vice president of dealer channel sales. Previously he was general manager of Cooper’s Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels unit.


Adam Zickert was promoted to director of wholesale channel. Most recently, Zickert was business development manager for Cooper’s north central region.

Gary Schroeder is now director of independent and regional retailer channel. Previously, he was director of credit and as director of financial planning and analysis.

John Kairys was moved to the new position of director of national retailer sales, and will work with “national retailers in the North American market,” according to the tiremaker. Most recently, Kairys served as a senior account executive for private brands.

Steve Sawyer was promoted to director of marketing operations, and will be responsible for pricing, program, market analysis and customer service areas. Most recently he was director of customer marketing. (Tire Review/Akron)

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