Singapore headquartered tire designer, manufacturer and distributor, Omni United announced the appointment of Phillip D. Caris as the Executive Director for its US businesses. Mr. Caris will have responsibility for the overall operations of Omni United in the US. This senior appointment reinforces Omni United’s commitment to continue its growth strategy in the US.
Mr. Caris comes with tremendous experience and prior to joining Omni, he was the Vice President Sales, North America for Cooper Tire where he served for over 32 years. During his tenure with Cooper Tire, he held a numerous key positions such as Vice President Marketing, Director Marketing, Director Sales and Marketing for Europe operations, Director of Strategic Marketing and most recently, Vice President of Sales for North America. Also, he served on the Boards of Cooper-Avon Tyres, Mickey Thompson Tires and Cooper de Mexico’s operations. Mr. Caris has an undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Over the last 18 months Omni has acquired two distribution companies in the US and has been rapidly expanding its business footprint. While the Company continues to sell to a number of mid size wholesalers and large retail chains in the US, its own distribution business today boasts of 24 warehouses that serve over 10,000 dealers daily. Mr. Caris’ appointment will play a pivotal role in strategically growing its own distribution business while also catering to the interests of its existing distribution customers. His key areas of focus will include acquiring new companies and consolidation of Omni’s entire US business.
“In the coming years we are looking to build a multi-brand global distribution business and we will be aggressive in acquiring more companies both in and outside the US. I am sure Phil’s wealth of experience and knowledge will play a pivotal role in strategically growing the US business. I want to thank him for choosing to work with us, his joining us is a great endorsement to our business vision and strategy. I personally welcome him to the team and wish him the best of luck.” said GS Sareen, founder and CEO, Omni United.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to be part of Omni’s growth story and all the possibilities that the future holds. I also look forward to working with a highly driven, passionate and aggressive team at Omni.” said Phillip D. Caris, Executive Director, Omni United USA.