BUFFALO, N.Y. (Jan. 14, 2000) —Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America Ltd. has named Derek Jenner as vice president of replacement sales and marketing.
Mr. Jenner´s appointment follows the decision of Senior Vice President R.L. (Dick) Cahoon to leave Dunlop and join Mueller Tire & Brake, an independent dealership based in Cleveland.
Previously, Mr. Jenner was responsible for national business development for Dunlop and has been with the company for 11 years. He will be responsible for all replacement sales and marketing activities for the Dunlop, Remington and Centennial brands.
Mr. Jenner will report to David Campbell, president of Dunlop operations for North America, and Marco Molinari, Goodyear´s vice president of sales and marketing for North American Tires.
Mr. Cahoon, who has been with Dunlop for about 15 years, will join Mueller Tire Feb. 1 as director of operations for the 15-store chain. "He´ll add a lot to the organization with his experience and maturity," said Dean Mueller, corporate vice president.
Mr. Cahoon will be responsible for basic store operations and marketing, Mr. Mueller said.
When asked if the addition of Mr. Cahoon will help accelerate Mueller Tire´s expansion plans, Mr. Mueller replied: "I won´t say that isn´t true."
Speaking from his office in Buffalo, Mr. Cahoon was more direct: "I´m going to help them (Mueller) expand," he said. He added that he believes he´ll be able to use his entrepreneurial talents "in a much better fashion for much more self-satisfaction in the environment there at Mueller."
However, noting Mueller´s long history as a Dunlop dealer, he said, "It is my belief that business (at Mueller) with Dunlop and Goodyear will be at least as strong, if not stronger, in the future than it has been in the past."
A native of Akron, Mr. Cahoon said he and his wife are looking forward to being closer to relatives.
Mr. Cahoon praised Mr. Jenner´s work during Dunlop´s transition of ownership from Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. to Goodyear, saying, "He´s been my right-hand man through this transition."