Goodyear Dunlop UK Appoints New Consumer Director, New HiQ Head to Follow

Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Limited has announced that Juergen Titz, currently director of the company’s HiQ retail network, has been appointed as director, Consumer and Motorcycle effective 1 October 2010. He will continue to report to George Rietbergen, managing director – UK and Ireland, and replaces Mark Davison, who is said to be moving to a new opportunity outside of the tyre industry. According to the company, further organisational announcements are due to be made at a later date, following this change. Tyres & Accessories understands that this means Goodyear Dunlop will shortly announce a new face for the HiQ top in response to Juergen Titz’ promotion. A spokesman told T&A that if no replacement is announced by the end of the month, the HiQ team will report directly George Rietbergen.

Juergen Titz has been part of the European organisation since 1998 and joined the UK and Ireland business in January 2009 to lead the successful growth of HiQ’s franchise programme. Before moving to the UK, he led the successful Goodyear Dunlop 4Fleet Group GmbH fleet business division  in Germany and had also been responsible for developing Goodyear Dunlop Europe´s  consumer fleet and retail strategies.

Commenting on the move George Rietbergen said: “We are delighted that Juergen has accepted the exciting challenge of driving forward our industry leading brand portfolio. The combination of Goodyear, Dunlop, Fulda, Sava and Debica brands, successfully marketed through a wide network of fleet, wholesale, franchise and retail customers is key to our continued growth. Juergen’s experience of all of these channels will help us continue to build our capability in serving the customer and leading in the marketplace”

“We wish Mark well in his future career. He brought his considerable expertise…leading a complete restructure of the sales business, establishing a strong platform for the future” Rietbergen added.

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