FINDLAY, Ohio (April 18)—Carl Casalbore, vice president of marketing and retail sales for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. for the past year, left the company effective April 11.
A Cooper spokesman said Casalbore "chose to pursue other options."
Casalbore joined Cooper in 1999 following a 20-year career with Pirelli Tire North America Inc. Last April he was named to his most recent position after serving as vice president of retail sales and high-performance tire development since 2002.
Under that post his responsibilities included overseeing the development of Cooper's high-performance products. When he first joined Cooper, he was director of Pirelli sales during the period when the two tire makers had a joint sales and marketing agreement.