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Tracey Joubert joins Cooper Tire board

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company named Tracey I. Joubert as a director of the company on 16 November. Joubert is chief financial officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company, a leading global brewer with iconic global and national brands such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, Carling and Staropramen as well as leading craft beers including Sharp’s Doom Bar, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, and Blue Moon.

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Nexen Tire names new MD for DACH region

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Peter Gulow, former director of Bridgestone Europe’s Central Region car tyre business, is to be the next managing director for Nexen Tire Europe’s ‘DACH’ region. The tyre maker will most likely provide further detail regarding the appointment this week, however it is understood that Gulow will be responsible for sales and marketing within the German, Austrian and Swiss markets.

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Selleck retiring from Michelin North America

Selleck retiring from Michelin North America

Friday 17th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Pete Selleck will retire as chairman and president of Michelin North America, effective 31 December 2017, concluding a six-year tenure in the role. His successor will be named in January 2018, and Michelin says this appointment will be “consistent with ongoing plans for the company’s global reorganisation project.” This new organisation structure is expected to be implemented in early 2018.

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CEO named for European finTyre Distribution’s German businesses

CEO named for European finTyre Distribution’s German businesses

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Following on from last week’s announcement of the respective appointments of Michael Schwöbel und Michael Borchert as chief financial officer and chief commercial officer, London-based platform company European finTyre Distribution has announced the hiring of a new chief executive officer for its recently-acquired operations in Germany. As of 15 November, Claudio Passerini has taken on this role at European finTyre Distribution Germany Holding GmbH, Reiff Reifen und Autotechnik GmbH and tyre1 GmbH & Co. KG.

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Dedicated team focusing on expanding OE business at ATG

Wednesday 15th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Activity in the original equipment segment currently accounts for no more than 20 per cent of Alliance Tire Group’s business in Europe, however the company intends to change this. In order to place a greater emphasis on supply to OEMs, ATG has set up a dedicated original equipment team. The new OEM team is headed by Andreas Sarfert, who in April was named ATG’s head of business development OE Europe. ATG introduced Sarfert and the team during the Agritechnica show this week.

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Triangle Tyre Europe appoints Marian Gabris as sales director for Eastern Europe

Triangle Tyre Europe appoints Marian Gabris as sales director for Eastern Europe

Tuesday 14th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Marian Gabris has joined Triangle Tyre Europe as sales director for Eastern Europe. Gabris has more than 21 years of sales experience in the tyre industry, having started his career in 1996 with Matador.

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European finTyre Distribution appoints new CFO, CCO

European finTyre Distribution appoints new CFO, CCO

Friday 10th November 2017 | 0 Comments

At the start of last month, London-based platform company European finTyre Distribution finalised its acquisition of German tyre dealer Reiff Reifen und Autotechnik and its wholesale subsidiary tyre1. The completion of this transaction has now been followed by the naming of a new leadership team for this business. As of 7 November, Michael Schwöbel is the new chief financial officer of European finTyre Distribution Germany Holding. On 15 November, he will be joined by Michael Borchert, who has been appointed chief commercial officer.

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Toyo Tire USA appoints Tim Chaney VP of marketing

Toyo Tire USA appoints Tim Chaney VP of marketing

Friday 10th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Tim Chaney has taken on the role of vice-president of marketing at Toyo Tire USA Corp., succeeding Amy Coleman, who served as senior director of marketing until her retirement in September.

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Yves Kerstens to leave Bridgestone

Thursday 9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation shares that Yves Kerstens, chief technology officer of its Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. subsidiary, will leave the company on 31 December 2017. Yoshikazu Shida, currently director of Bridgestone Corporation’s Public Relations and Environmental External Relations division, will succeed him in this position in early January.

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New plant manager at Cooper Tire’s Tupelo site

Tuesday 7th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Jim Pritchett has been appointed plant manager of the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company tyre making facility in Tupelo, USA. In this capacity takes on responsibility for directing all plant operations, with a focus on manufacturing excellence including safety, product quality, manufacturing, equipment reliability, efficiency, sustainability, process improvement and standardisation.

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GRI names Americas sales and marketing director

GRI names Americas sales and marketing director

Monday 6th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Maury Shnier has been appointed Sales and Marketing Director for the Americas at Global Rubber Industries (GRI). He comes to the company from Camso, where he was executive director of sales and operations within the firm’s Material Handling Aftermarket division in Canada and the USA.

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Fast Parts Wales to run MOT training course

Fast Parts Wales to run MOT training course

Wednesday 1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, will run an MOT Tester training course for technicians on 22 November. The MOT Tester Annual Assessment for Class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles, run by WG Auto Training, offers full MOT annual training and continuing professional development, and will be held at Fast Parts’ branch in Abercarn. The course will meet the DVSA Record of Training’s syllabus criteria, which includes three hours of annual CPD training, the annual assessment and all certification.

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Jeff Hughes joins Maxam as sales director, GOTR (giant off the road) tyres

Jeff Hughes joins Maxam as sales director, GOTR (giant off the road) tyres

Wednesday 1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Maxam Tire International has appointed Jeff Hughes as sales director, GOTR (giant off the road) tyres. Reporting directly to Maxam global president, Martin West, Hughes is predominantly responsible for driving and developing the sales and market share of Maxam GOTR tyres in mining and associated segments.

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Zenises appoints former acting CTO of Ping An Bank to Technology Advisory Board

Tuesday 31st October 2017 | 0 Comments

Zenises has appointed Jag Ram, the former acting pillar CTO of Ping An Bank, to its Technology Advisory Board. He will support the development of the new Technology Centre developed by Zenises in Madrid.

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Wolfgang Meier named CEO of Pirelli Tyres Romania

Thursday 26th October 2017 | 0 Comments

A new chief executive officer has been appointed at Pirelli tyres Romania. Wolfgang Meier has taken on this role, replacing Giuliano Menassi, who become R&D senior vice-president within the Pirelli Group. Meier retains his role of head of human resources for Pirelli’s business in Germany.

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