Setzer to Head Conti Car Tyre Temporarily
Continental has announced that, as of 1 March 2009, Nikolai Setzer will take up the temporary management of the manufacturer’s Car Tyre Division. He will continue to head up the Replacement Business Car and Light Truck Tyre Division Europe and Africa positions he presently occupies, though there will be no change in structure between the sectors. He will report to Dr Hans-Joachim Nikolin, the board representative of the Commercial Vehicle Tyre Division and – provisionally – the Car Tyre Division.
Setzer graduated in industrial engineering from the University of Darmstadt, joining Conti in 1997. He has been, among other things, head of the global Original Equipment Car Tyre Business with DaimlerChrysler, Research & Development Car Tyres and global Original Equipment Activities Car Tyres, working for more than two years in the USA. He gained his current position on 1 September 2008.