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New aftersales manager appointed by Pro-Align

New aftersales manager appointed by Pro-Align

Thursday 4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

With the appointment of experienced aftermarket professional Nigel Jacob as aftersales manager, Pro-Align is seeking to maintain its focus on aftersales care. The wheel servicing equipment specialist recruited Jacob from a specialist automotive dealer consultancy, where he was responsible for improving profitability and customer experience at a number of Toyota and Lexus dealerships around the country.

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Bunn appointed CEO of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing

Thursday 4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Donald Bunn, president of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc., has assumes the additional role of chief executive officer, effective 1 January 2018. He takes over as chief executive officer from James Hawk, who as of 1 December 2017 is chairman and chief executive officer of Toyo Automotive Parts (USA), Inc.

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Jung becomes Kumho Europe MD

Jung becomes Kumho Europe MD

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Namwook (NW) Jung was appointed the new managing director of Kumho Tire Europe GmbH in Offenbach am Main on 1 December, 2017, replacing Steve Yeom. He is responsible for the replacement business in Germany, Switzerland and the Benelux.

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Michael Lutz named Cooper Tire DACH general manager

Michael Lutz named Cooper Tire DACH general manager

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. has appointed Michael Lutz as general manager for the German, Swiss and Austrian region (DACH). He is based at Cooper’s sales office in Dreieich, Germany and will report to Jaap van Wessum, sales director – Europe Tire Operations.

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Nexen appoints new North America CEO

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

From 15 January, Jong Sun Kim will become acting chief executive officer of Nexen Tire Corporation’s business in North America. He replaces James Kwon and will oversee the tyre maker’s operations in the USA and Canada.

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Hankook Tire appoints new Europe/CIS head

Hankook Tire appoints new Europe/CIS head

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Starting yesterday, Han-Jun Kim is president and chief executive officer of Hankook Tire Europe. He succeeds Ho-Youl Pae; having served in this capacity since 2014, Pae now returns to South Korea to take over a new role at the company's global headquarters.

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Falken Tyre Europe’s Nishino to head Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ Turkish tyre plant

Falken Tyre Europe’s Nishino to head Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ Turkish tyre plant

Friday 22nd December 2017 | 0 Comments

Masatsugu Nishino has been named the new president of Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ factory in Turkey. Currently chief executive officer of Falken Tyre Europe, a position he has held since April 2015, Nishino will take up his new role with Sumitomo Rubber AKO Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. on 1 January 2018. Nishino’s successor as Falken Tyre Europe’s CEO has been named as Mitsuteru Tanigawa, who will assume the position from January.

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Hankook Tyre UK’s ‘No. 1’ employee Ian Mayoll retiring

Hankook Tyre UK’s ‘No. 1’ employee Ian Mayoll retiring

Friday 22nd December 2017 | 0 Comments

Following a long career in the tyre industry and after 25 years’ service at Hankook, former sales manager Ian Mayoll will retire from the company on 31 December 2017. Mayoll was the company’s first UK employee and has been instrumental in the growth of Hankook Tyre UK over the past two and a half decades.

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Scott Clark appointed chairman & president of Michelin North America

Scott Clark appointed chairman & president of Michelin North America

Wednesday 20th December 2017 | 0 Comments

At the end of this year, Pete Selleck’s six-year tenure as chairman and president of Michelin North America will come to an end, and the Michelin Group has named Scott Clark his successor. Clark begins in these roles on 1 January 2018. In addition, Joanie Martin also has been named chief administrative officer, a newly created role in the company.

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Micheldever to supply Sumitomo brand tyres, marks a year since change of ownership

Micheldever to supply Sumitomo brand tyres, marks a year since change of ownership

Tuesday 19th December 2017 | 0 Comments

As we go to print on the December issue of Tyres & Accessories, Micheldever Group is marking a year since Sumitomo Rubber Industries, manufacturer of Falken Tyres for which MTS is UK distributor, bought the UK tyre distributor from previous owner Graphite Capital Management. While the sale was not unexpected, the identity of the new owner may have been somewhat surprising, though SRI’s investment in Falken Tyre Europe following the late-2015 dissolution of its alliance agreement with Goodyear makes the acquisition of a leading distributor a logical move. For Micheldever’s board, SRI was said to be an attractive new owner, with the presumption that it would offer offering longevity, stability, and consistency; as a large, well-established, high quality top-six tyre manufacturer seeking to broaden its knowledge of UK distribution with an already successful business.

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Simon Warren named OE2 manager at Bush Tyres

Wednesday 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Bush Tyres welcomes Simon Warren as its new OE2 manager. Bringing with him a wealth OE industry experience, he joins the Grouptyre member company this month and will work closely alongside Stuart Moor, head of OE2 sales.

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Paul Reitz joins Titan International board

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

At a meeting on 5 December, the Board of Directors at Titan International, Inc. agreed to increase in size from seven to eight directors in accordance with company by-laws, and appointed Paul G. Reitz its eighth member. Titan International states that the company president and chief executive officer was appointed to the board “due in large part to his vision and leadership along with his background and knowledge of the business.”

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Derek Carruthers appointed CEO of Black Donuts Engineering

Derek Carruthers appointed CEO of Black Donuts Engineering

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

At the start of next year Derek Carruthers will take over as chief executive officer of Black Donuts Engineering Inc. Carruthers commences in this capacity on 1 January and succeeds Kai Hauvala, company founder, CEO and president. Hauvala will continue working with the company.

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Hankook Tire appoints new executives

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

In addition to new president and CEO Soo Il Lee, who will serve alongside Hyun Bum Cho as a separate representative of the company from 1 January 2018, Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has named a new executive vice-president, five senior vice-presidents and 17 vice-presidents. Announcing these appointments, the tyre maker states that it has restructured its organisation to “respond to the global market and customers with more agility.”

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VMI Americas appoints new sales manager

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Bill Bisson has joined VMI Americas as area sales manager. In his new role, he will oversee sales of VMI’s extruder-gear pump systems.

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