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Pouliquen heading Apollo Vredestein’s European sales & marketing

Pouliquen heading Apollo Vredestein’s European sales & marketing

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Yves Pouliquen has joined Apollo Vredestein as head of sales and marketing of the tyre maker’s Europe division. He began in the role this month, bringing with him more than two decades of tyre industry experience.

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Cooper names Clifford global Avon motorcycle manager

Cooper names Clifford global Avon motorcycle manager

14th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. Has appointed Dominic Clifford as global Avon motorcycle manager. He is responsible for worldwide sales of Avon motorcycle tyres and is based in Melksham, Wiltshire, where he reports to Jaap van Wessum, General Manager EMEA, Cooper Tire Europe.

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Garcin to lead Michelin North America

Garcin to lead Michelin North America

11th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has named Alexis Garcin as the next chairman and president of Michelin North America. He succeeds Scott Clark, who was recently promoted to Michelin’s Group Executive Committee as executive vice president responsible for the global passenger car and light truck business, motorsports, Experiences (including the Michelin Guides) and regional oversight of the Americas.

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Trico Group acquires Federal-Mogul wiper business

Trico Group acquires Federal-Mogul wiper business

7th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Trico Group, LLC, the United States' leading wiper blade manufacturer, has acquired the global wiper products division of Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

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Hankook Tyre UK appoints new TBR sales manager, as Thorp retires

Hankook Tyre UK appoints new TBR sales manager, as Thorp retires

6th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tyre UK has announced the appointment of a successor to David Thorp, its UK sales manager who will retire on 30 June 2019. Paul Emery, who has a wealth of industry expertise to draw upon, will take over as sales manager of the UK truck and bus tyre segment. Thorp will retire after a long career in the tyre industry, including more than thirteen years’ service at Hankook.

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Fintyre appoints Stephen Childs group chief commercial officer

Fintyre appoints Stephen Childs group chief commercial officer

4th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Pan-European tyre distributor European FinTyre Distribution (EfTD) has appointed Stephen Childs as its new group chief commercial officer, effective 3 June. Childs has 14 years’ experience in the tyre industry, including in-depth knowledge of marketing, pricing, gross margin management, inventory control, and supplier relations. His previous role was commercial director of European Tyre Enterprises Ltd, covering Stapleton’s Tyre Services and Kwik Fit in the UK.

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Tyrata forms Scientific Advisory Board

3rd June 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyrata, Inc., a tyre sensor and data management company, has created a Scientific Advisory Board to further advance all aspects of tyre monitoring and data monetization. Building on Tyrata’s substantial scientific foundation, the Scientific Advisory Board will strengthen the IntelliTread tyre tread wear sensor by guiding the company in the extraction, handling, and processing of data. The real-time collection of tyre tread data, combined with associated big data analytics, are unique offerings that Tyrata is positioned to enable. The expertise of the Scientific Advisory Board will provide leading scientific insight into Tyrata's development of these offerings.

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Accuride Corp. names Kendrick president & CEO

Accuride Corp. names Kendrick president & CEO

28th May 2019 | 0 Comments

From 1 June, Robin Kendrick will take over as president and chief executive officer of Accuride Corporation. He succeeds Jason Luo, who has held both positions on an interim basis since 7 January following the resignation of Richard Dauch.

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Namwook Jung heading Kumho in Italy

Namwook Jung heading Kumho in Italy

24th May 2019 | 0 Comments

On 1 May, Namwook Jung took over as head of Kumho Tire Italia. He joined the Italian operation after leading the tyre maker’s business in Germany since December 2017.

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Fuchs to continue apprenticeship push

Fuchs to continue apprenticeship push

23rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the UK’s leading lubricant manufacturers has demonstrated its commitment to developing the next generation of talent by extending its apprenticeship programme. Fuchs Lubricants currently has 13 apprentices operating from its UK headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, and the search is on for more youngsters to join the growing team.

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Continuity and change on the Hella management board

23rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

The Hella GmbH & Co KGaA Shareholder Committee has made important personnel decisions at the company’s management board level. Bernard Schäferbarthold’s (48) management contract was extended by five years until 31 October 2024. He will continue as managing director for the corporate Finance, Controlling, and Information Technology divisions in the long term. On the other, Dr Frank Huber (38), the deputy managing director for the Lighting business division, will take over management of the division from CEO Dr Rolf Breidenbach (56) with effect from 1 June 2019.

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Honda confirms Swindon closure after phase one of consultation

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Honda has confirmed that it will be closing its Swindon plant in 2021. The closure will cause the loss of 3,500 jobs. Honda says that it has reached the conclusion that no viable alternatives to the proposed closure of the Swindon plant have been identified.

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Ursula McCarthy rejoins Exportize

20th May 2019 | 0 Comments

UK-based tyre export specialist Exportize has appointed Ursula McCarthy as export sales manager, covering the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Europe. The role means McCarthy will focus on premium brand truck tyre exports, as well as budget car tyres and industrial, OTR and agricultural tyre exports.

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Menegaux succeeds Senard as Michelin CEO

Menegaux succeeds Senard as Michelin CEO

20th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Florent Menegaux has succeeded Jean-Dominique Senard as head of the Michelin Group. He officially took on the role of chief executive officer at the company’s 2019 Annual General Meeting, which was held last Friday.

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Michelin names Layton national sales manager for Services & Solutions

Michelin names Layton national sales manager for Services & Solutions

20th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Jonathan Layton has taken on a new role at Michelin. As of this month, the former national fleet sales manager has been appointed national sales manager, UK and Republic of Ireland, for Michelin’s Services & Solutions business line.

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