ERJ staff report (PR)
Melksham, UK – Derek Carruthers has been appointed sales & marketing director for Cooper Tire Europe. Based at the company's European technical centre in Melksham, he will report to managing director Jeff Schumaker and be responsible for sales, marketing, pricing and customer service.
Carruthers began his career in the tire industry at Pirelli UK Ltd, and then at Bridgestone where he served as divisional director, consumer products Europe. Most recently, was sales and marketing director for the new car tires division of Marangoni.
"Having gained a wealth of experience in tire sales over the last 25 years, [Carruthers'] tire industry knowledge, as well as strengths in strategic planning and business development, makes him an excellent fit for this position," said Schumaker.