FINDLAY, Ohio, (Feb. 13, 2004) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named two employees to managerial positions.
William G. Hoban has been appointed manager, associated brand sales, responsible for overseeing sales and profit goals and market development for the tire maker's Mastercraft, Starfire and Dean tire lines in the U.S.
The Findlay-based company also appointed Robert F. Murphy to Western region manager. In his new post, Mr. Murphy will be responsible for sales management, sales and profit goals and market development, the company said.
Mr. Hoban joined Cooper in 1995 as assistant manager of truck tire sales and was promoted three years later to western regional manager, the position he held until his most recent promotion. He is a native of Franklin Lakes, N.J. Currently a resident of Salt Lake City, Mr. Hoban and his family plan to relocate to Findlay in April.
Mr. Murphy joined Cooper's marketing department in March 1993 as a marketing assistant. He became a territory sales manager for the Southwestern region in January 1994 and was promoted to territory sales manager for the Midwestern region a year later. Last year he was named territory manager for the Southern region, the position he held until his most recent promotion.
He is a Findlay native currently residing in O'Fallon, Mo. The Murphy family will relocate to Phoenix in June, according to Cooper.