Conti outlines PLT division management reshuffle
Continental’s Passenger and Light Truck Tire (PLT) division is gearing up for a round of management musical chairs: On July 1, head of worldwide Research & Development PLT, Christian Kötz, takes over as head of PLT Replacement EMEA, a slot temporarily filled by Nikolai Setzer, head of the Passenger and Light Truck Tire division. The position previously held by Kötz will be taken on by David O’Donnell; to take up this Germany-based role O’Donnell will leave the United States, where he is currently oversees Key Account Management The Americas for PLT’s OE business. And, as previously announced, Continental’s current head of Mergers and Acquisitions activities, Dr. Jochen Etzel, takes charge of the PLT business unit Replacement The Americas, also on July 1, 2011. He will be based in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Etzel succeeds Matthias Schönberg, who will be taking on a new assignment within the Rubber Group by taking over the helm of ContiTech Fluid GmbH.
“By filling these key positions in our passenger tyre division with international management capacities having long experience in various disciplines, we strongly contribute to ensure the attainment of our ambitious global growth targets in the upcoming years,” noted Nikolai Setzer.
In their new functions, Christian Kötz and Dr. Jochen Etzel report to Nikolai Setzer. David O’Donnell reports to the head of the worldwide original equipment business for passenger tyres, Karlheinz Evertz.