Cooper Tire names new North American president

Christopher Ball has been named senior vice president of Cooper Tire and Rubber and president of North America Tire Operations (NATO) effective March 19. He reports to company president and CEO Brad Hughes.

Ball assumes the role following the promotion of Phil Kortokrax to senior vice president of global operations and procurement. He will be responsible for driving strategic growth within Cooper’s dealer-distributor network and new sales channels, the company said.

He joins Cooper following a 15-year career with appliance maker Whirlpool. Most recently, Ball served as global vice president for the company’s KitchenAid small appliance business.

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