New Kumho aftermarket, dealer managers for Germany
At the start of this year, Kumho Tire Europe GmbH appointed a new executive sales director and car dealer key account manager for the German market. Thomas Schlich has taken on the position of executive sales director and in this role he is responsible for the replacement car and truck tyre market business relating to tyre and car dealers throughout Germany. The 47-year old has been employed in the automotive industry for more than 16 years, including nine years in various positions with Bridgestone.
Reporting to Schlich is Thorsten Cress, who now holds the position of key account manager ‘Autohaus’ and is responsible for all car dealer customers in the German market. The 41-year old has worked in the tyre industry since 1999, when he commenced as a trainee with Dunlop. Cress began working for Bridgestone in 2006 and later returned to Goodyear Dunlop. His most recent position there was also as key account manager for car dealerships.