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Meritor names Chris Villavarayan as EVP and COO

Meritor names Chris Villavarayan as EVP and COO

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

Brake and drivetrain manufacturer Meritor Inc. has appointed Chris Villavarayan as executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately.

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52% of Ben helpline users concerned about mental health

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

The automotive industry charity Ben is extending its digital, telephone and face-to-face mental health services. Ben says the extension will offer “more choice for individuals seeking support with mental health and wellbeing issues including stress, anxiety and depression.” The expansion responds to its latest insights about the needs of automotive industry people. Mental health is the most common reason why people reach out to Ben for support, with 52 per cent contacting its helpline last year due to concerns with their mental health. Ben adds that its new services will help it to reach and support more people in the automotive industry.

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New CEO for US tyre retail giant Discount Tire

New CEO for US tyre retail giant Discount Tire

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

The world's largest independent retailer of tyres and wheels has a new chief executive officer. US-based company Discount Tire has promoted Dean Muglia to the role. He succeeds Michael Zuieback, who will retain the role of executive chairman.

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Remit investing in second Derby training academy

Remit investing in second Derby training academy

17th January 2020 | 0 Comments

On 16 January 2019 Remit Group invited representatives from OEMs, tyre manufacturers, equipment suppliers and the media to its existing Derby training academy in order to learn more about the organisation’s forthcoming “Derby 2” training academy. Tyres & Accessories joined representatives from the likes of MAN, Scania, Michelin, Autogem to name just a few in order to find out more.

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Richard Lyons appointed Trelleborg Wheel Systems UK MD

Richard Lyons appointed Trelleborg Wheel Systems UK MD

17th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg Wheel Systems has announced that Richard Lyons has been appointed as managing director UK and Ireland for Trelleborg Wheel Systems effective 1 January 2020.

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Bridgestone UK strengthens consumer sales team

Bridgestone UK strengthens consumer sales team

16th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone UK has got 2020 under way with a new appointment within its consumer sales team. Furthermore, in order to generate new sales leads and re-engage with existing customers, it has also carried out an internal reorganisation.

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Sang Hoon Lee appointed president, COO of Hankook Tire Europe

Sang Hoon Lee appointed president, COO of Hankook Tire Europe

16th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire Europe says it is “repositioning itself for the new decade,” and to support this has given Sang Hoon Lee responsibility for its operative business in the Europe and CIS regions. As chief operation officer and president, Lee succeeds Han-Jun Kim as head of Hankook’s European headquarters.

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ZF appoints Acosta as sales engineer

ZF appoints Acosta as sales engineer

14th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Alex Acosta has been appointed as sales engineer at bus and coach driveline and chassis specialist ZF Services UK.

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Rainer Binder resigns as Delticom chairman

Rainer Binder resigns as Delticom chairman

14th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Online tyre and wheel distributor Delticom announced yesterday that Rainer Binder, the company’s co-founder and indirect major shareholder, intends to resign as chairman and member of the Delticom Supervisory Board. Binder is reportedly relinquishing this role for “personal reasons” and his resignation takes effect from 29 February.

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Top Technician 2020 round 1 opens

Top Technician 2020 round 1 opens

13th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Top Technician has returned for 2020, and round one is now open online. The garage sector competition has been running since 2002, with thousands of people testing their skills in a fun, competitive environment. For the winners, the competition has life-changing potential, according to the organiser, as it puts them on a national stage. Opportunities often follow.

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IGA: fair use of apprenticeship levy to combat skilled technician shortage

13th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is calling for greater control of the apprenticeship levy to help reduce the shortage of skilled technicians, following statistics that suggest half of levy-funded apprenticeships are ‘fake’.

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Black Bear appoints new CTO

13th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Dutch end of life tyre upcycling company Black Bear Carbon has appointed Victor Vreeken its new chief technology officer. In this role, Vreeken will lead the company’s efforts to scale-up and globally roll out its technology for converting tyre rubber into recovered carbon black, gas and biogenic oil.

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EAG names new head of sales

EAG names new head of sales

9th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Chris Haw, who has assumed the role of UK sales manager.

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ATEQ appoints Agneta Ronceret

ATEQ appoints Agneta Ronceret

8th January 2020 | 0 Comments

ATEQ TPMS Tools has named Agneta Ronceret as EMEA TPMS manager for OEM, truck and industrial sales. Ronceret joined ATEQ TPMS tools division in France in 2015 as sales manager for TPMS tools in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia/New Zealand.

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Soo II Lee to lead Hankook Tire America

Soo II Lee to lead Hankook Tire America

6th January 2020 | 0 Comments

As of mid-January 2020, Soo II Lee will become president of Hankook Tire America Corp. He will serve in this capacity alongside his existing remit of president and chief operating officer of Hankook Tire & Technology, an arrangement that will see him split his time between Hankook’s America headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee and the company’s global headquarters in Seoul, Korea.

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