STOW, Ohio (Feb. 22, 2006) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s Mickey Thompson subsidiary has hired Carl Robinson for the new position of wheel product manager.
Mr. Robinson previously was director of motorsports for Weld Wheel Industries Inc. in Kansas City, Mo. He has more than 20 years experience in wheel and tire design/distribution, Mickey Thompson said, and is the former president of Race Wheel Enterprises Inc. in Dania, Fla. He also has worked in the development of various testing devices for wheel and tire assemblies and is a past member of the S.F.I. Wheel Certification Committee. Mr. Robinson is a native of Smithtown, N.Y.
Ken Warner, Mickey Thompson's vice president of sales and marketing, said Mr. Robinson “will play an important new role in helping us to expand our rapidly growing wheel business. We are entering into new market segments, including forged aluminum drag wheels, forged street rod wheels, plus additional new styles for our light truck line and we need a professional like Carl to manage both our existing products and to help us bring new products to market.”