Conti Appoints New Communications Senior VP
As of February 15 the role of senior vice president at Continental Corporation’s Corporate Communications department will be handled by Dr. Felix Gress. The 49-year old comes to Conti from Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GmbH, where he served as managing director, and succeeds Dr. Heimo Prokop, who left Continental on December 31, 2009. In his new position, Gress will report directly to Conti Executive Board chairman Dr. Elmar Degenhart.
Prior to his role at Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar, Dr. Gress was for many years the senior vice president of Communications at BASF SE, where, Continental points out, he succeeded not only in enhancing the brand image of the company but also advancing its management culture. “We are very pleased that, with Dr. Gress as new senior vice president of Corporate Communications, we have won an internationally experienced personality with proven expertise, particularly in the field of communications,” commented Dr. Degenhart.