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First Stop appoints Bentley as retail business consultant

First Stop appoints Bentley as retail business consultant

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

First Stop has appointed Nic Bentley as its new retail business consultant. Bentley promises the national network will back “entrepreneurial” independent garages. He arrives in the role having gained an understanding of First Stop through his time as a key account manager at Euro Car Parts, where he built up a partnership between the two companies. Bentley has more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry, following additional roles with Unipart and also Castrol.

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Magna appoints Nora Zhou general manager, Magna Tyres Singapore PTE

Magna appoints Nora Zhou general manager, Magna Tyres Singapore PTE

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group has appointed Nora Zhou as general manager of the new Magna Tyres Singapore office. Zhou has almost 30 years of experience within the tyre industry. Magna states that her “profound knowledge of international business, general management and specialisation in OTR (mining) tyres” make her “the perfect person to lead the Magna Tyres’ expansion in the South East Asian Tyre market.”

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István Katus appointed vice-president of Arconic Wheel Products

István Katus appointed vice-president of Arconic Wheel Products

Thursday 18th May 2017 | 0 Comments

In January, István Katus was appointed to the role of Europe, Middle East & Africa region vice-president and general manager at Arconic Wheel Products. In this position, he has taken on responsibility for growing and improving the profitability of the company’s wheel business within the region. Katus also remains country manager for Hungary.

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IMI offers free MOT update session at Automechanika

Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is providing a free MOT update at Automechanika Birmingham, taking place on Thursday 8 June from 9am – 11.30am in the Concourse Suite 1, NEC Birmingham. Technicians can register to attend and discuss the evolution of MOT training with MOT tester training expert, Kate Street.

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Tyrexpo: Andrew Tan leaving SingEx

Tyrexpo: Andrew Tan leaving SingEx

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Andrew Tan has announced his upcoming departure from SingEx Exhibitions, the company behind the Tyrexpo series of trade fairs. The project director for SingEx Exhibitions’ Automotive & Commodities Cluster will leave SingEx at the end of this week.

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Cooper appoints central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa marketing director

Cooper appoints central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa marketing director

Friday 12th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe has appointed Michiel Kramer as its marketing director for central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this newly created role, Kramer, a 12-year tyre industry veteran formerly with Apollo Vredestein, will be responsible for marketing, pricing, business intelligence and product management. He reports to Luis Ceneviz, Cooper’s managing director of Latin America Tire Operations and managing director of Europe Tire Operations.

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Tamara Oostveen named Apollo Vredestein’s European PR & Events manager

Tamara Oostveen named Apollo Vredestein’s European PR & Events manager

Friday 12th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein has appointed Tamara Oostveen its new European manager for PR & Events. She began in this role on 1 May and replaces Romy uit het Broek, who left the company last month to take up a position at motion control systems company Power-Packer Europa B.V.

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Exol aims to enhance customer service with new technical services manager

Exol aims to enhance customer service with new technical services manager

Monday 8th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Exol Lubricants has promoted Robert Lundie from within the area sales team to the role of technical services manager where he will play an important role in efficiently communicating with customers.

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Mammen named vice-chairman of MRF

Friday 5th May 2017 | 0 Comments

MRF Limited has appointed Arun Mammen the company’s vice-chairman, effective immediately. He retains the role of managing director.

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B&J Rocket America appoints smith head of sales

B&J Rocket America appoints smith head of sales

Friday 5th May 2017 | 0 Comments

B&J Rocket America has named Caitlin M. Smith its new general manager of sales. The appointment takes immediate effect and sees Smith fill the position left vacant by Ben Graham’s departure from the company late last month. She reports directly to Andreas Müller, president of B&J Rocket.

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ATS Euromaster appoints Jones as Head of National Fleets

ATS Euromaster appoints Jones as Head of National Fleets

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

ATS Euromaster has appointed Jess Jones as Head of National Fleets, with the goal of driving the tyre and vehicle maintenance provider’s growth in the car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) national leasing fleets sector.

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Arthur Gregg new Bandvulc MD

Arthur Gregg new Bandvulc MD

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Bandvulc managing director Patrick O’Connell, who started in the family tyre retreading business by working on the factory floor in his school holidays, stepped down as MD of the Bandvulc group of companies on 1 May 2017. According to the company, he will now “spend more time on other projects within Continental”, Bandvulc’s owner since the tyre giant purchased the retreader and fleet business last July.

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Mortimer appointed Continental’s UK passenger marketing director

Mortimer appointed Continental’s UK passenger marketing director

Friday 28th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Guy Frobisher is taking on a central role at Continental AG’s headquarters in Germany as head of marketing communication for the PLT Replacement EMEA business unit, and the UK-based position he leaves is being filled by Tracey Mortimer. Mortimer, who has been with Continental for 14 years, begins in her new job as passenger marketing director on 1 May.

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Former Giti Tire manager now Triangle Tyre’s European GM

Former Giti Tire manager now Triangle Tyre’s European GM

Thursday 27th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Corrado Moglia has taken on a new position of responsibility within the tyre industry. He has swapped his position as managing director Europe at Giti Tire, a role in which he was responsible for the Chinese maker’s commercial vehicle tyre business within the region, for a role at another Chinese manufacturer. Moglia is now general manager Europe at Triangle Tyre.

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Photographer honoured with national award for work with Giti Tire

Photographer honoured with national award for work with Giti Tire

Wednesday 26th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Manchester photographer Greg Harding has received a national award recognising outstanding professional images in the car and truck industry. The prestigious British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) judged that Harding’s photographs capture the drama and detail of high performance tyres for manufacturer Giti Tire, presenting him with the Qualification Award for his portfolio of work.

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