FINDLAY, Ohio (April 15, 2005) — Carl Casalbore, vice president of marketing and retail sales for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., left the company effective April 11.
A Cooper spokesman said Mr. Casalbore “chose to pursue other options.”
Mr. Casalbore joined Cooper in 1999 following a 20-year career with Pirelli Tire North America Inc. Last April he was named to his most recent title after serving as vice president of retail sales and high performance tire development since 2002. Under that post he was responsible for overseeing the development of Cooper's high performance products among other responsibilities. When he first joined Cooper, he was director of Pirelli sales during the period when the two tire makers had a joint sales and marketing agreement.