Peter Tye Becomes Goodyear Dunlop UK Retail Director; Heads up HiQ
Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd has announced the appointment of Peter Tye as retail director, including heading the company’s HiQ tyre and vehicle servicing network. Tye, who was previously franchise development manager, replaces Juergen Titz, who was appointed director of Goodyear Dunlop’s consumer tyre business unit last month.
Peter Tye joined Goodyear Dunlop in 2006 when the company relaunched and revitalised the HiQ brand, its service standards and franchise model. Before joining Goodyear Dunlop, he had 14 years franchising experience, most notably on the Volkswagen Group brands including Audi and Seat.
“Since the launch of our accelerated franchise programme, we have grown the HiQ network to 20 to 150 franchised stores, built a strong fleet support package and developed consistently high service standards across our network. The growth of our network, coupled with the increasing popularity of our unique HiQOnline.co.uk e-business service, puts HiQ in a strong position to build on our team’s recent successes,” Tye commented.
Peter Tye will report to George Rietbergen, group managing director.