Marco Kempin – formerly managing director at Beissbarth GmbH – recently announced his departure at his own request after 14 years. However, it is now clear where he gone. The team at our German sister publication Reifenpresse.de citing Kfz-Betrieb report that he has therefore taken over the management of Hunter Deutschland GmbH succeeding Martin Adams in this position who retired in the spring.
Delphi Technologies launches new e-learning platform
Delphi Technologies has launched the Delphi Technologies Academy – a new e-learning platform aimed at those in the automotive industry wanting to “enhance their skills and keep up to date with the latest technological developments”. The platform, launched in September, significantly enhances the company’s existing training portfolio.
After 14 years with the organization, Marco Kempin – Beissbarth GmbH managing director and CFO – has decided to leave the company in order to “embark on a new business role and challenge”. Kempin will leave the company at the end of September 2021.
Van Wessum becomes Goodyear consumer sales general manager UK & Ireland
Goodyear has announced the appointment of Jaap van Wessum as Goodyear sales general manager Consumer UK & Ireland and Cooper Europe. Van Wessum will lead Consumer Sales within the UK & Ireland alongside leading the Cooper Europe business. He will also have responsibility for Goodyear’s legal entity within the UK and Ireland.
Pirelli chief financial officer Francesco Tanzi will leave his position on 31 December to pursue new professional challenges. According to Pirelli, executive vice chairman and chief executive officer Marco Tronchetti Provera will introduce a successor to the board of directors at its meeting on 11 November.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named Ellis Jones its chief sustainability officer and a company vice-president. Jones’ appointment took effect yesterday, and in this role, he reports to Chris Helsel, senior vice president, global operations and chief technology officer.
moveero (the new name for GKN Wheels) has appointed Hugo Burgers to the position of chief sales officer (CSO). Effective 1 September 2021, Hugo joins the business with experience of senior level appointments in businesses across the off-highway industry, including at Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (where he was sales director/head of Europe West for four-and-a-half years), Warn Industries and John Deere.
Continental appoints Röbbel to EMEA communications role
Timo Röbbel has taken on the position of Head of Public Relations, Media and Communications for Continentals Replacement Tyre Business Unit in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. He succeeds Sarah Kiessling, who has taken parental leave.
Goodyear appoints strategy and business development vice president
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has hired Thad Ewald as vice president, Strategy and Business Development, reporting to executive vice president and chief financial officer Darren Wells, effective 23 August 2021.
Michelin appoints Conor Twomey UK & Ireland communications director
Michelin Tyre PLC has appointed Conor Twomey as Communications Director for the UK & Ireland. The role encompasses press and public relations, social media, events and internal communications across the UK and the Republic of Ireland and covers the entire Michelin brand portfolio, including car, motorcycle, bicycle, truck, bus, agriculture and construction tyres, the Michelin Guide as well as the company’s growing interests in sustainable industries such as hydrogen power and high-tech materials.
Apollo Tyres (UK) has appointed a new specialist to oversee sales of its growing off-highway tyres (OHT) range and support existing and new customers. Darren Longstaff becomes Apollo Tyres’ OHT Specialist and brings over 35 years of experience in the tyre industry.