Pedro Matos appointed as chief quality officer at Apollo
Former Continental manager, Pedro Matos, has been appointed as the chief quality officer at Apollo Tyres Ltd. He will be based at the company’s “Global Quality and Business Excellence Office” in Enschede, The Netherlands and will handle the entire portfolio of quality and business excellence in the organisation.
Commenting on Pedro’s appointment, Neeraj Kanwar, vice chairman & managing director, Apollo Tyres Ltd said: “As we grow our business across geographies, the scope of quality as a function has grown multifold. With Pedro’s well-rounded experience in benchmarking, developing and implementing best management systems and processes, he is best-suited to handle this critical function at Apollo Tyres.”
Pedro’s last assignment was with Continental AG in Germany where he was vice president, Manufacturing CST (Commercial Specialty Tires). Before this, at Continental itself, he was the senior vice president for quality management and was responsible for strategic planning of quality and for developing tools and processes to achieve total customer satisfaction. In this role, he was also directly involved in several expansion and investment projects for the tyre major.
Pedro will report to Neeraj Kanwar, vice chairman and MD, Apollo Tyres Ltd. Speaking on his appointment, Pedro Matos, said: “[I] have seen Apollo Tyres as a company doing things differently; carrying forward the same approach, me and my team, will focus on challenging and improving the existing processes and systems in the company to deliver the best business results.”