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Matt Johnson to head new Maxam Mining Group operation

Matt Johnson to head new Maxam Mining Group operation

3rd February 2020 | 0 Comments

A new team has been set up within Maxam Tire to handle the specific requirements of customers in the open pit mining segment. Maxam Mining Group (MMG) is made up of team members across multiple continentals who are tasked with serving regional market demands. It is headed by Matt Johnson, who has been appointed the operation’s vice president.

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Kenda expanding Germany R&D centre

Kenda expanding Germany R&D centre

3rd February 2020 | 0 Comments

Kenda Rubber Industrial has expanded its research and development centre in Germany, reinforcing its development team in Winsen (Luhe). Italian Antonio Gallo has joined Kenda Europe Technical Center (KETC) as a tyre tester to put the Taiwanese manufacturer’s high-performance tyres through their paces.

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NFDA’S Drive My Career initiative reaches 2.5m 16-24 year-olds in 2019

30th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Drive My Career is an industry-first employment initiative which was launched to address franchised retailers’ concerns that not many young people generally consider the automotive retail sector as an option for their professional careers.

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Bridgestone announces management changes in Americas, Asia Pacific

Bridgestone announces management changes in Americas, Asia Pacific

29th January 2020 | 0 Comments

We can expect a flurry of business card printing and updates to LinkedIn profiles at Bridgestone in the near future following the announcement of several key appointments in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions. These latest executive management changes follow those announced in December 2019.

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GKN Wheels names Abdul Butt as CEO

GKN Wheels names Abdul Butt as CEO

27th January 2020 | 0 Comments

GKN Wheels and Structures has announced the appointment of Abdul Butt as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately.

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Manenti promoted in Trelleborg Wheel Systems EMEA reorganisation

Manenti promoted in Trelleborg Wheel Systems EMEA reorganisation

27th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Elio Bartoli, EMEA president & global OEM at Trelleborg Wheel Systems (TWS) has announced several management changes to the Europe, Middle East and Africa regional organisation, all of which came into effect on 1 January, 2020. The announcement follows the news of Richard Lyons’s appointment as its new UK managing director.

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Jon Butcher appointed MD of Formula One Autocentres

Jon Butcher appointed MD of Formula One Autocentres

24th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Formula One Autocentres has appointed Jon Butcher as its new managing director. The long-standing employee started as a tyre technician at its second depot in Rayleigh in 1987. Butcher climbed the ranks to become assistant manager, then manager, area manager and general manager before joining the board as sales director in 2005.

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Cooper scores 100% on 2020 Corporate Equality Index

24th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire has received a score of 100 per cent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and has been designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ equality in the workplace.

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HMP Featherstone inmates train with Bridgestone

HMP Featherstone inmates train with Bridgestone

22nd January 2020 | 0 Comments

Prisoners at HM Prison Featherstone are being given truck tyre training in an attempt to address the skills shortage in the truck tyre industry and “instil pride into prisoners’ lives”. Bridgestone has partnered with the prison to offer a hat-trick of commercial tyre training qualifications.

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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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