We caught up with Marla Moore of the Coker Group to get the skinny on the company’s future initiatives and to learn more about their president, Wade Kawasaki. We were delighted to hear that Coker Tire would be expanding its brand awareness to Japan this December by exhibiting at the 2014 Mooneyes Yokohama show.
Moore noted, “This last year Corky Coker said, ‘You know what, Wade’s a pretty smart guy–I think we’re going to make him president.’”
“Wade has been involved in the industry for many years. He got his start working in a gas station and has obviously come a very long way. As far as his SEMA involvement is concerned, he’s served on the SEMA board of directors, he was SEMA Person of the Year, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He is one of the founding members of SEMA’s Young Executives Network aka YEN, and has held several other positions in the organization.”
When Kawasaki came to the Coker Group he was an integral part during the acquisition of Wheel Vintiques and has helped expand the Coker Group to its present number of 10 companies.
Moore closed by confirming several campaigns that the company would be dedicating resources to, “We will continue to expand and further our company as the king of steel wheels, as far as Coker Tire, we will be growing our tire line–specifically, we’re going to be doing more with the motorcycle industry.”
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