Van Essche New Goodyear Europe Retread Manager
Goodyear’s European operation, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe, has appointed former Bandag Europe executive Danny van Essche to the position of retread manager EU. Mr. van Essche joined the company on February 1, and is based at Goodyear’s European head office in Brussels.
The position of retread manager EU was held by David McMillan until his sudden death last year, and van Essche joins the company following a decade at Bandag EMEA, where he was employed as director of marketing. He left the retreader in September 2006, taking with him considerable experience in the managing of fleet programmes, developing dealer networks and distribution management, and developing new product lines.
Henry Johnson, vice president commercial tyres, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe, said: “Danny’s extensive experience made him an ideal candidate to help us further develop our business. We have exciting plans for our retread operations – Danny will play a vital role in ensuring we execute them to the full satisfaction of our customers.”