POTOSI, Mo. (July 19, 2000)—Purcell Tire Co. has added South America to its Mexico sales and service division, effective July 1, and has begun selling Earthmover tires to the gold and copper mining industries on that continent.
Al Chicago, senior vice president of Purcell, will head the South American sales and service team, which includes General Manager Ken McCool, Richardo Cabrera, Harry James and Marco Noriega. Mr. Chicago will remain based in Phoenix, and Mr. McCool will remain in Tucson, Ariz.
Purcell soon will open an office in Lima, Peru, to service the continent, Mr. Chicago said. The dealership has added the division in response to Arizona mining firms moving to South America, he said.