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Continental CST appoints new customer solutions engineer

Continental CST appoints new customer solutions engineer

19th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Jörg Wörner has been named the new customer solutions engineer for earthmover tyres within Continental’s Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) business area. His arrival boosts the technical customer service operation in the EMEA region, which Continental says is “instrumental” in its drive to “focus directly on customers.”

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Goodyear appoints new sales general manager consumer UK & Ireland

Goodyear appoints new sales general manager consumer UK & Ireland

17th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has appointed Pravesh Amtha as its new sales general manager consumer UK & Ireland. He will lead consumer sales within the region and have responsibility for Goodyear’s legal entity within the country.

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Magna Tyres Group opens USA office

Magna Tyres Group opens USA office

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group shares that it has opened a sales office in the USA. Its premises in Fort Lauderdale, Florida opened on 1 September and is the company’s second office in North America. Magna Tyres Group has been present in the region since establishing a sales office in Canada at the start of this year.

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Goodyear names Ryan Waldron VP of off-highway businesses

Goodyear names Ryan Waldron VP of off-highway businesses

13th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Ryan Waldon has taken over leadership of Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s global aviation and off-the-road (OTR) segments. As vice president, Global Off-Highway Business, Waldron reports directly to Steve McClellan, president of Goodyear Americas.

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Singhania named JK Tyre’s deputy MD

10th September 2019 | 0 Comments

JK Tyre & Industries Limited has appointed Anshuman Singhania its new deputy managing director. Singhania, who has been a company director since March 2016, began in his new role on 9 September.

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Toyo Tires appoints Kuribayashi president of European production subsidiary

Toyo Tires appoints Kuribayashi president of European production subsidiary

2nd September 2019 | 0 Comments

Kenta Kuribayashi has been named president of Toyo Tire Corporation’s tyre production subsidiary in Europe, effective 1 September. He has taken on this role in addition to serving as president of Toyo Tire Europe GmbH and as chairman and chief executive officer of Toyo Tire RUS LLC.

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Nexen Tire hires ex-Porsche specialist to head premium OE tyre development

Nexen Tire hires ex-Porsche specialist to head premium OE tyre development

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael Haupt, formerly a tyre development specialist at Porsche, has been appointed head of the ‘Premium OE’ business sector at the recently-opened Nexen Central Research Institute (Nexen univerCITY). In his new position, Haupt will be responsible for creating premium tyres for OEM customers.

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Alper takes on CEO role at Sabanci Holding

Alper takes on CEO role at Sabanci Holding

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Cenk Alper has become chief executive officer of Sabanci Holding, the Turkish conglomerate behind tyre cord producer Kordsa and co-owner of tyre manufacturer Brisa. He succeeds Mehmet Göçmen, who held this position between 30 March 2017 and 31 July 2019.

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Management, structural changes at Bridgestone Americas

Management, structural changes at Bridgestone Americas

27th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Americas has named TJ Higgins its group president, Americas Tire Business. Higgins starts in this newly-created role on 16 September and takes responsibility for sales of all tyre-led businesses across the Americas region, including the company’s large integrated consumer and commercial tyre businesses.

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10 summer appointments at CAM

10 summer appointments at CAM

23rd August 2019 | 0 Comments

CAM has made 10 new appointments across the business, reinforcing its continued growth and commitment to anticipate and meet the needs of the tyre industry now and in the future.

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Bridgestone EMEA announces senior leadership changes

Bridgestone EMEA announces senior leadership changes

23rd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Europe, Middle East and Africa (Bridgestone EMEA) will implement several changes to its leadership structure next month in conjunction with and complementary to the global leadership changes recently announced by parent company, Bridgestone Corporation. The changes take effect 16 September and are part of a broader succession platform designed to cultivate global leaders throughout the enterprise.

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Management succession plan at LKQ Europe as Quinn retires

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

LKQ Corporation has announced the forthcoming retirement of its European executive vice president and CEO, John S Quinn, and the selection of Arnd Franz, current chief operating officer of LKQ Europe, to succeed him effective 1 October, 2019.

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Dave Plummer to lead Dunlop UK and Ireland Motorcycle division

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop has appointed Dave Plummer as sales and marketing manager motorcycle UK and Ireland, which means Plummer will lead the Dunlop Motorcycle division in the UK and Ireland.

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Delticom appoints new CFO

15th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Thomas Loock is the new chief financial officer of online tyre retailer Delticom AG. Loock begins in this role today and is initially contracted for a one-year period. He joins Delticom with more than 26 years of commercial experience.

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US lawmakers criticise Goodyear over Mexico factory

US lawmakers criticise Goodyear over Mexico factory

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

A number of US lawmakers have criticized Goodyear Tire & Rubber over its treatment of workers at its San Luis Potosi, Mexico tyre factory in a letter to CEO Richard Kramer. Democratic Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Terri Sewell and Jimmy Gomez signed the letter and complained that their access to the site was limited.

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