Braking systems manufacturer Knorr-Bremse has announced that Dr Lorenz Zwingmann, 52, executive board member responsible for finance, IT, controlling and processes, is to leave the company on 31 December 2017. The company adds that he leaves on the very best of terms, opting not renew his contract in order to take up a new professional challenge in his North German homeland. Dr Zwingmann intends to meet his contractual obligations until the termination date, while the supervisory board, noting its regret at his decision, said it would make a decision on a successor as rapidly as possible.
Valeo has been given “Global Top Employer” certification for the third successive year – one of only ten companies worldwide to receive this honour in 2017. The label, awarded by the Top Employers Institute to multinational companies certified a Top Employer in at least 20 countries on several continents, recognises best practice in human resources, particularly talent attraction, compensation and benefits, and training and skills development.
Major organizational changes have been announced by Cimcorp. the robotic gantry-based and tire-handling solutions supplier. Three senior executives have been appointed to Cimcorp’s Group Executive Management, two sales units have been merged and a more highly integrated software department has been formed. Masatoshi Wakabayashi, CEO, Cimcorp, says, “The changes have been made in response to […]
As of 1 July, Jean-Paul Mindermann will switch from the Trelleborg Wheel Systems business unit to become the new business area president of Trelleborg Industrial Solutions. He succeeds Mikael Fryklund, who leaves Trelleborg to assume the position of president and chief executive officer at Hexpol. Like his predecessor, Mindermann will become a member of Trelleborg Group Management.
The heads of Michelin’s commercial and marketing teams in the UK and Ireland have taken on responsibility for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The creation of a larger ‘North Europe’ team brings wider expertise and greater resources to staff across all seven countries, meaning customers will benefit from an even higher level of service.
As of 1 March, Alessandro Bottesini Campos is Kraiburg Austria’s new sales manager for the Spanish retreading market. Based in Valencia, Campos brings with him years of experience gained with Brazilian retreading materials manufacturer Vipal; he was responsible for the brand’s introduction into the European market.
Leon van den Ouden has been appointed general manager of online tyre specialist Tyres in Stock Europe B.V. He takes over tasks previously performed by company owner Siem Klapwijk, such as furthering the B2B tyre platforms international development. Klapwijk will remain involved with Tyres in Stock, albeit in a less prominent role.
The Trelleborg Group has appointed Paolo Pompei as the new business area president of Trelleborg Wheel Systems as of 1 April, 2017. He will succeed Maurizio Vischi, who is retiring. Like his predecessor, Paolo will be a member of Trelleborg Group Management. Pompei, born in 1971, has worked at Trelleborg Wheel Systems in various management positions since 1999, and for the past number of years has been in charge of the global operations of agricultural tyres.
The name Paul Hembery has been synonymous with Pirelli’s motorsport activities for a number of years now, but as of 15 March he will assume the additional role of executive president of the Pirelli LATAM Region consumer business. He takes over from Paolo Dal Pino, who was nominated chief executive officer of Pirelli Industrial last October and since then has maintained responsibility for the consumer business in Latin America on an interim basis. Pirelli adds that Claudio Passerini remains confirmed in the role of chief operating officer.
Autosupplies has made picker, Tyler Clarke, its Employee of the Year. He was presented with his accolade by Bob Ackroyd and Maureen Cole of Alliance UK. Voted by the management team, Clarke also received vouchers and a trophy sponsored by UAN Ltd. The motor factor said it is keen to reward staff members that go above and beyond to deliver customer satisfaction and it is very much aware of the significant impact they have upon the business. The company now employs 87 members of staff.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has appointed LeAnn Harley its new director of marketing and communications. In this role, Harley will lead strategic communications initiatives in the areas of membership outreach, public relations, event and programme awareness, social media engagement, along with a focus on the US-based association’s overall online presence.
Yogesh Mahansaria is to step down as chief executive officer of the company he founded. Alliance Tire Group (ATG) has announced the appointment of Nitian Mantri as chief executive officer – designate, and states that he will “be taking over the reins” from Mahansaria over the coming few months.