Further pan-European team expansions for Giti Tire
Giti Tire has announced the appointments of Robert Koutny as sales director Eastern Europe, and Maurizio Moleri as truck and bus manager for Spain and Portugal. The manufacturer has been building its European team throughout 2013 since officially launching its GT Assist commercial vehicle roadside service assistance programme in the UK and Republic of Ireland in January.
Koutny will be responsible for the development and establishment of the GT Radial, Primewell and Runway brands in the Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian and Balkan markets. Based in Prague and reporting directly to managing director – Europe, Richard Lyons, he will work across passenger car, van and commercial vehicle sectors.
Previously he worked as a management consultant, gaining valuable experiences in developing business in the tire industry, before which he worked for Bridgestone Europe and Bandag, Belgium.
Moleri will partner with GT Radial and Primewell distributors across Spain and Portugal to support the continued expansion of the truck tyre business and develop each brand’s positioning in the mid-tier sector.
With more than 20 years industry experience, most recently with Pirelli (Spain), he will be located in Barcelona and report to the country manager for Italy and Spain, Corrado Moglia, and work closely with marketing director – Europe Commercial Tires, Peter Foulkes.
Lyons said: “Our recent appointments reaffirm that we only want the best people from their respective fields, and both Robert and Maurizio not only have the knowledge to deliver results, they have the experience with the leading brands that can only reinforce our mid-tier positioning of the Giti Tire portfolio.”
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