Goodyear Dunlop names new DACH region boss
Dr. Rainer Landwehr, group managing director of Goodyear Dunlop’s ‘DACH’ (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) market region, has announced his resignation. The tyre maker reported on 10 July that Dr. Landwehr will work with his successor in the coming weeks to ensure a smooth changeover period before leaving to engage in new challenges outside the company.
As of 1 August, the position left vacant by Landwehr’s departure will be filled by George Rietbergen, currently vice-president at Goodyear Dunlop’s Commercial Product Business Unit EMEA. George Rietbergen is best known to the UK tyre industry from his tenure as managing director of Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd, a position he held between early 2010 and mid 2012. Prior to his stint in the UK, Rietbergen was general manager Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg and is said to have developed the Benelux cluster into “a very customer focused, efficient and team orientated organisation.” Rietbergen joined Goodyear Dunlop from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as director, e-business in 2001. In 2003, he was promoted to retail director and took on responsibility for over 1800 franchised stores in Europe, and two years later he was appointed general manager for the Benelux cluster.
Rietbergen’s Commercial Product Business Unit EMEA role will be handed over to Henry Johnson, vice-president Emerging Markets EMEA on 1 August. Johnson will carry out this role alongside his existing position.