Goodyear Dunlop EMEA Announces Management Reshuffle
Following the news that former Goodyear Dunlop UK & MD Mark Brickhill has been promoted to the position of vice president of the company’s consumer business unit in Europe, Goodyear Dunlop EMEA has released further details of the recent changes in the businesses European management.
In order to “capitalize on building a more efficient organization” the company has established a new leadership position oversee Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations (GDTO) and the Luxembourg complex. Philippe Degeer, who was previously vice president of the consumer business unit has been appointed to the position of VP Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations. In this position, Degeer will continue to report to Arthur De Bok, who remains president EMEA.
Philippe Degeer will hold management responsibility for total GDTO and the Luxembourg complex, which includes, along with the existing team, establishing the required service levels and staffing required to complete all activities within GDTO, as well continue to work on process efficiency and standardization. In Additionally, Degeer will take responsibility for leading the complexity reduction project which was formerly Juergen Spielmann’s responsibility.
Meanwhile, Paul Joosten, director marketing Consumer Tires & Motorsport EMEA has been appointed general manager Benelux replacing George Rietbergen when he takes over as UK & Ireland MD shortly. According to a statement released by company, Joosten has been “the driving force” in building an industry best new product roadmap, deeper consumer and customer understanding, and strong marketing programs. He will be based in Kontich and will report to Arthur De Bok. An announcement relating to who will replace Joosten as director marketing Consumer Tires & Motorsport EMEA will follow “at a later date.”
All of the above appointments take effect 1 April 2010. However, during a transition phase, which starts now and continues until 1 August, Paul Joosten will continue in his current role in the consumer business unit. Robert Jan Geurink, manager consumer Netherlands, will be the single coordination point of contact for Benelux operations until the transition is complete. During this period of time, Geurink will report to Arthur De Bok, president EMEA.