FINDLAY, Ohio—Phillip D. Caris has been named vice president of marketing at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Rick VanSchaik manager of Cooper-Standard Automotive North American Sealing Systems Division´s Stratford, Ontario, facilities.
Caris is responsible for overseeing product marketing and planning, customer service and relationship management, marketing administration, domestic business development, and the firm´s business-to-business initiative, as well as continuing to oversee European marketing for the tire group.
A 20-year veteran of the firm, Caris started at Cooper as a marketing assistant and has held an assortment of positions, including international business management director, European director of sales and marketing, and his most recent post, director of marketing for Cooper´s North American Tire Division.
VanSchaik joined the company in 1995 as a plant manufacturing manager and became operations manager four years later.
He served as plant manager for materials manufacturing and development facilities and director of operations at two facilities.