Peter Harries to Head-Up Group Tyre
Peter Harries has been officially named as the new managing director of leading independent wholesale group, Group Tyre (UK) Ltd. Prior to joining Group Tyre, Harries spent six years as sales director of Cooper Tire & Rubber Europe. Before this he spent more than two decades in a range of positions with Avon Tyres and Cooper Tire. “I am very excited to be joining Group, a company which I have always admired,” Harries told Tyres & Accessories, adding that he has joined the company at a significant point. “There is a lot of change in tyre industry,” he commented.
Previously, group tyre had been run by its former chairman, John Church, until he stepped down on 1 April 2006 due to health reasons. In the interim Larry Cross (coordinating director), Karl Naylor, (director of commercial operations), Nick Manning (director of purchasing), and John Dunleavy (financial controller) took responsibility for maintain continuity.