Taneja leaving Michelin – Röttger named as successor
Anish K. Taneja and Michelin are parting ways. According to an internal memo that has been circulating since the end of last week, he will leave the French tyre maker at his own request on 1 June 2022. Michelin has also already appointed Taneja’s successor as president and chief executive officer of its Europe North region.
Following the news that the Point S Tyre & Autocare Network has appointed Nigel Hampson as business development/project manager, the growing tyre retail group has officially welcome their latest personnel addition and given further details of what he will be doing in his recent appointment.
BTCC legend Gordon Shedden continues as GS Yuasa brand ambassador
Triple British Touring Car Champion Gordon ‘Flash’ Shedden is set to continue his position as brand ambassador for GS Yuasa. The Shedden/ GS Yuasa partnership is long standing, with the Scottish ace having had the company’s Yuasa or GS brand’s backing since 2011 and claiming three BTCC titles with the Yuasa-sponsored Team Dynamics outfit in 2012, 2015 and 2016. During the 2022 season, ‘Flash’ as he is affectionately known by fans, will carry GS Yuasa’s distinctive green and orange logo on his helmet.
Ceat has appointed Phil Bradley as the tyre brand’s UK business development manager. In this new role, Bradley will spearhead the development of the brand in the UK, focusing on passenger car tyre lines along with other segments in due course.
Halfords apprentice of the year joins Halfords racing Cataclean team for season
19-year-old Cameron Palmer from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, has been crowned the 2022 Halfords BTCC Apprentice of the Year competition winner. Cameron, who is a Level Three apprentice and has been based at the Wyvern Halfords Autocentre in Derby for the past six months, fought off competition from apprentices all over the country to come out on top.
Paolo Ferrari joins Higashi as Bridgestone’s Joint Global COO
On 18 April, the Board of Directors at Bridgestone Corporation decided to strengthen the company’s global management structure by appointing two joint global chief operating officers. Paolo Ferrari will join Masahiro Higashi, who has served as Bridgestones global chief operating officer since July 2020, in this capacity on 1 May 2022. Both report to Shu Ishibashi, Bridgestone Corporation’s global chief executive officer. Ferrari’s remit will expand to include responsibility for Bridgestone’s business in Europe.
Pyrum Innovations appoints CFO, extends Klein’s CEO remit
Pyrolysis end-of-life tyre recycler Pyrum Innovations AG has appointed Kai Winkelmann its chief financial officer. Starting 1 April 2022, the company’s former commercial director takes on the role for a period of three years. Winkelmann has also joined the Pyrum Executive Board.
Apollo Tyres appoints Boerkamp Off-Highway Tyres director
Apollo Tyres has appointed Guido Boerkamp director of its Off-Highway Tyres (OHT) division. Boerkamp joined the company (then known as Vredestein) in 1995 as a product specialist for agricultural and industrial tyres. He subsequently worked as product manager, business development manager and head of product group, before leading Apollo Tyres’ European OHT R&D division. Boerkamp succeeds Ruud Nijland who is retiring after over a decade at the company in this position.
Simon Foxall has been appointed area sales manager to cover Central England for tyre inflation and compressed air equipment manufacturer PCL. Prior to his appointment at PCL, Foxall most recently managed key accounts for a wholesaler and manufacturer of industrial hardware products.
Hamaton names Enri Osmani as VP of North American subsidiary
Hamaton has promoted Enri Osmani, general manager of Hamaton Inc., to vice president of the companys North American distribution and technical centre. Osmani has worked in the TPMS market for 12 years.