FINDLAY, Ohio (May 13, 2003) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Edward Reading vice president, retread products and international sales.
In the new post, Mr. Reading will manage sales and marketing for Cooper's Oliver Rubber Co. subsidiary, the Findlay-based tire maker said. The unit, acquired by Cooper in 1999, manufactures and distributes tread rubber and retreading systems through a network of licensed dealers. His responsibilities also include retread products, custom mixing and international tire sales.
Mr. Reading joined Cooper in 1989 as director of international sales, a position he held until his recent promotion. In that post, Mr. Reading was responsible for sales and marketing of inner tubes and tires in more than 100 countries.