CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 10, 2014) — Coker Group has promoted Wade Kawasaki to president and chief operating officer.
Corky Coker, the vintage tire distributor's CEO, said Mr. Kawasaki, who had been Coker Group's executive vice president, will oversee the group's multiple brands and its six operating companies. His duties will include managing overall corporate infrastructure, strategic planning, acquisitions and business development.
Mr. Kawasaki will now spend substantial time at Coker Group's corporate headquarters in Chattanooga, Mr. Coker said, but also will maintain an office in the company's new West Coast Los Angeles-area headquarters in City of Industry, Calif.
Mr. Coker will remain as the group's chief executive, and Kevin Loveday will continue as chief financial officer.