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Goodyear names Maureen Thune as chief procurement officer

Friday 21st July 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has appointed Maureen Thune as its chief procurement officer, succeeding Mark Purtilar who is retiring from the company.

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David Jones is Bartec’s new UK and Irish salesperson

David Jones is Bartec’s new UK and Irish salesperson

Thursday 20th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Bartec Auto ID Limited (Bartec), the British manufacturer of tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), has announced the appointment of David Jones as its new UK and Irish salesperson.

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Sonne appoints new business development manager

Sonne appoints new business development manager

Thursday 20th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Hella’s paint brand, Sonne, has grown exponentially in the past year, which is why the team behind the popular brand is introducing Colin Thompson into the Sonne group, as its new business development manager, Thompson has a wealth of knowledge and experience that has been accrued in successful roles within the automotive industry. He specialises in refinishing, tools and equipment and service segments.

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New CEO for Pirelli Deutschland

Wednesday 19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has named Michael Wendt the head of its sales and production business in Germany. He takes over the position of chief executive officer at Pirelli Deutschland GmbH today, succeeding Frank J. Delesen. The tyre maker reports that Delesen has left the company due to personal reasons.

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Passmore leaves Sailun Jinyu – Chen Huang interim president

Monday 17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

As of the end of May, Gareth Passmore has stepped down as president of Sailun Jinyu International (SJI). The company reports that Passmore left the company due to “family and personal” reasons.

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CST appoints Americas region field engineers

Monday 17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Two new field engineer appointments at Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) will support customers in the Americas. Albert Sumera will be responsible for the earthmover, industrial, solid tyre and other products in the USA and Canada, while Robert Reid will cover South America and Mexico. Both will report to Adrian Leu, senior manager technical solutions the Americas. Continental comments that the new positions are part of its CST 2025 growth strategy and coincide with the appointment of two new field engineers for EMEA.

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Deshpande announced as Cooper Tire’s sales director for Africa

Thursday 13th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. has appointed Amit Deshpande its sales director for Africa. In this position, he is responsible for supporting product development with region-specific specifications and identifying sales leads within the region.

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Davanti appoints Holly Wood as PR and media manager

Thursday 13th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Davanti Tyre has appointed Holly Wood (31) as the firm’s new in-house PR and media manager based at the firm’s recently-opened headquarters in the North West of England. Wood brings experience in the Hospitality, Construction and Sports Management market sectors to her new role at Davanti. Her responsibilities include further enhancing the exposure of the Davanti brand in the tyre industry and increasing overall media presence including building up stronger angles on social media.

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Rachel Banton named Hamaton’s commercial director

Wednesday 12th July 2017 | 0 Comments

An internal promotion sees Rachel Banton become commercial director of Whetstone-based TPMS and tyre valve specialist Hamaton Ltd. In her new role, Banton is expected to assist with the planned expansion of Hamaton’s European operations.

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Enviro appoints Olov Ershag COO

Tuesday 11th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Olov Ershag is to become the chief operating officer of Scandinavian Enviro Systems after this summer, Ershag will be responsible for the technical components of future delivery projects together with the company’s project management in Sweden, and will optimise technical solutions for specific customer needs and criteria. He also takes over the responsibilities of Enviro’s current chief technical officer, Elisabeth Gustafsson, who after three years leaves the company for GU Ventures.

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Caris heading Omni United’s US businesses

Tuesday 11th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Phillip D. Caris recently took over as executive director of Omni United’s US businesses. The Singapore-headquartered tyre designer, manufacturer and distributor shares that Caris holds responsibility for the overall operations of Omni United in the USA, adding that “this senior appointment reinforces Omni United’s commitment to continue its growth strategy in the US.”

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Shimazaki to become chairman of Bridgestone (China) Investment

Friday 7th July 2017 | 0 Comments

As of 1 September, Mitsuhira Shimazaki will take over as chairman of Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd., while retaining his position as deputy chairman of Bridgestone Americas Inc. Koji Kajiwara, incumbent chairman of Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd., will retire from this role and that of deputy chairman of Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. on 1 September. From that date, he will act as an advisor to Bridgestone Corporation.

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New president for Bridgestone’s North American retail operation

Friday 30th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Joe Venezia is the new president of Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), the subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas responsible for the company’s 2,200+ outlet tyre and automotive service network. He began in this role on 19 June and brings more than 20 years of consumer goods and retail experience to Bridgestone.

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Hankook Tire America appoints new president

Friday 30th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Hosung Suh has been named president of Hankook Tire America Corp. and will assume the position on 1 July. Announcing his appointment, Hankook Tire comments that Suh’s vast strategic planning experience at Hankook and in previous roles with companies in the US and Korea will allow him to grow Hankook Tire’s presence in the American market.

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Apollo’s truck tyre ambitions buoyed by new UK appointments

Friday 30th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Two sales appointments at Apollo Vredestein UK will support Apollo Tyres’ recent entry into the European truck and bus tyre market. The newly-created roles of TBR Fleet Sales Engineer have, with immediate effect, been filled by Andrew Beckett and Jane Emson.

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