Organisational changes planned for Goodyear Dunlop’s ‘D-A-CH’ region
Goodyear Dunlop has announced organisational changes in its ‘German-speaking’ markets. As of 1 February 2013 changes will occur in the leadership structure of the so-called “D-A-CH cluster” (Germany, Austria and Switzerland cluster), the business formed at the start of 2012 from the three respective national operations. The tyre maker says a key element of this will involve the creation of an integrated consumer replacement segment sales and marketing organisation under the leadership of Frank Titz, who is currently director of the D-A-CH consumer replacement business. In his new role, Titz will coordinate the tyre maker’s entire sales and marketing activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As before, Titz will report to Dr. Rainer Landwehr, group managing director for the three countries.
Frank Hohmann, currently D-A-CH director of marketing and strategic development, will as of 1 February take on the position of director marketing operations EMEA. In this position Hohmann will have a leading role in Goodyear Dunlop’s European marketing.
Norbert Hecking, at present market supply chain director for the UK and Ireland, will take over as director supply chain D-A-CH. He replaces Stefan Bodeit, who will lead the consumer replacement sales operation team. Hecking’s successor has not yet been named.
“The new structure of the consumer replacement business is an important step to efficient management of the D-A-CH cluster while at the same time respecting country-specific differences,” commented Dr. Landwehr, group managing director D-A-CH.