STOW, Ohio — Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has hired Perry Lease to be its vice president, sales.
Mr. Lease — previously director of national retail sales, North America Tire Operations for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. — will be responsible for driving sales and growing global market share for Mickey Thompson across all segments, including street, strip, racing and off-road.
He reports to Mickey Thompson President Dominick Wycoff.
"We are excited to have Perry join the team," Mr. Wycoff said. "His decades of experience in the tire industry and his enthusiasm for Mickey Thompson will benefit us greatly as we continue to position Mickey Thompson as the tires and wheels leader in our many market segments."
Mr. Lease joined Cooper in 1996 as a management trainee and has held a number of positions with the company including roles in operations, finance and sales.
Mickey Thompson Tires is the d.b.a. for Stow-based Max-Trac Tire Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Cooper Tire. It markets racing and high-performance tires and wheels for street, strip, truck, and off-road applications.