CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2016) — To strengthen its position in the market place, Professional Industrial Tire Co. Inc. (Pro Tire) has hired Ken Cooper as executive vice president.
The 31-year industrial tire industry veteran has an extensive background in both the retail and wholesale segments of the business, according to Pro Tire, a Chattanooga-based distributor. In his new role, Mr. Cooper will report to Larry Webb, Pro Tire's president, and his focus will primarily be — but not limited to — overseeing aspects of sales, marketing and product development.
Before joining Pro Tire, Mr. Cooper was the director of North American aftermarket sales for Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas Inc. for 11 years. He also was southeast regional manager for Solideal Tire for approximately seven years and prior to that was the founder and president of Southern Industrial Tire Co. in the northwest Georgia area for 12 years.