Cooper Tire announced the establishment of a sales office in Moscow. The office is headed by Sales Manager Alex Kolkov, who joined the Cooper Tire family after serving in leadership positions at multinational companies with sales and production facilities in Russia, including Paulig Rus LLC and Sappi. “Russia holds great opportunity as Cooper continues to build our customer base throughout the region,” said Jeff Schumaker, Managing Director for Cooper Tire Europe. “With the acquisition of the Cooper Serbia production facility in Kruševac, Serbia, which began operating just over a year ago, Cooper products can be brought to the market and better meet customer needs through the new sales office. Cooper Tire is committed long term to the Russian market and looks forward to maintaining its existing customer relationships and establishing new ones in the region.” About Cooper Tire & Rubber CompanyCooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) the parent company of a global family of companies that specialize in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sales of passenger car and light truck tires. Cooper has joint ventures, affiliates and subsidiaries that also specialize in medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper's headquarters is in Findlay, Ohio, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design facilities within its family of companies located in 11 countries around the world. For more information on Cooper Tire, visit www.coopertire.com, www.facebook.com/coopertire or www.twitter.com/coopertire.