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DfT: transport apprenticeships increasingly diverse

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The industry-led Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce’s (STAT) Three Year Progress report shows that BAME representation now stands at over a fifth of apprentice intake, representing a 56 per cent proportional increase over the last two years in the share of BAME apprentices in the sector. The figure provides a positive result for STAT, who have exceeded their commitment to improve BAME representation in apprenticeships.

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Ex-Bridgestone Helton to lead TBC’s Midas

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Midas, which has more than 2,100 franchised, licensed and company-owned Midas auto shops in 14 countries (including 1,200 in the US and Canada), recently promoted Will Helton to vice president and general manager. Helton joined Midas two years ago from Bridgestone. Prior to the promotion he was division vice president of the Central US and Canada Regions at Midas. At Bridgestone Helton was Region Manager which was the culmination of 16 years with Bridgestone.

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Blackcircles founder Welch nominated for TIA board of directors election

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Tire Industry Association (TIA), which lobbies for tyre safety in the USA, has announced the nominations for the 2019 Board of Directors. Four individuals will be elected to serve on the TIA Board for a three-year term. The voting period will end on Sunday 1 September 2019.

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O’Shea joins GX2 Technology Group

O’Shea joins GX2 Technology Group

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Martin O’Shea has been appointed to the new position of quality test engineer/manager at GX2 Technology Group, the parent company of joint Michelin licensees Wheely-Safe and Fit2Go TPMS.

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ZC Rubber hires Phothisane for OTR business in USA

ZC Rubber hires Phothisane for OTR business in USA

4th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Chan Phothisane has joined ZC Rubber America, Inc. as OTR National Sales Director. In this role, he will oversee the company’s off-highway business in the US market.

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Micheldever appoints Mitchell as wholesale director

Micheldever appoints Mitchell as wholesale director

3rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has appointed Graham Mitchell as its new wholesale director. Mitchell will take over the key strategic role following Alan Baldwin’s retirement, scheduled for November. In a 17-year career in the tyre industry, Mitchell has acquired extensive experience across both UK and European markets. He joins MTS from Cooper Tire, where he held senior management roles that included sales director for UK and Western Europe and UK and Northern Europe sales director.

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Daniele Schillaci appointed Brembo CEO

28th June 2019 | 0 Comments

At the start of May Brembo S.p.A. CEO Andrea Abbati Marescotti announced that he would leave the company effective 30 June 2019 “to pursue new professional projects and activities”.

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Fintyre appoints Saccani MD of RS Exclusiv, TyreXpert

Fintyre appoints Saccani MD of RS Exclusiv, TyreXpert

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

European Fintyre Distribution (EfTD) has appointed Francesco Saccani as its new managing director of RS Exclusiv and TyreXpert. He will report directly to Claudio Passerini, CEO of EfTD Germany, and will be responsible for leading the development and growth of the companies in northern Germany. EfTD added that the companies would seek to “enhance synergies” with the rest of the group.

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Kumho appoints ex-Goodyear duo to European Technical Centre

Kumho appoints ex-Goodyear duo to European Technical Centre

25th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Matthias Bode was appointed head of Kumho’s European Technical Centre (KETC) in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany at the beginning of June. The 50-year-old is responsible for the development of all Kumho products for the European original equipment (OE) and replacement markets.

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Titan International appoints former Deere man Guinn to BoD

24th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Max Guinn has joined the Board of Directors at Titan International, Inc. His appointment took effect 12 June 2019. Guinn was also appointed to serve as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee and as chairman of its Corporate Governance Committee.

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Electric vehicle pioneer wins Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry – Rising Stars 2019

21st June 2019 | 0 Comments

Emma King, Ford’s senior purchasing manager at the forefront of the marque’s $11bn investment in EVs, has been named the winner of Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry – Rising Stars 2019 initiative, held in partnership with the SMMT.

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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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