Zhang Zhentao, deputy general manager of Doublestar, submitted a written resignation application to the board of directors recently. Doublestar confirmed that Zhang Zhentao is not employed by company following his resignation, but did not disclose where he is working now. Zhang Zhentao is mainly engaged in financial work and has served as the deputy general manager of Doublestar since May 2020. Before that, he was part of the financial management of Tsingtao Brewery.
PCL has appointed Lee Wright as managing director to lead the company’s move towards “a more market-driven approach”. Following a thorough recruitment process, supported by external consultants, Wright has taken the helm at the Sheffield-based inflation specialists. Previously, the position was part of Joerg F Mayer’s remit as group managing director at PCL’s parent company, HornGroup Holding.
TyreSafe has appointed Stuart Lovatt as its new chair. Stuart has worked closely with TyreSafe for many years as part of his previous role as Strategic Road Safety Lead at National Highways and brings with him extensive experience in road safety strategy and delivery at the highest level.
Dipankar Ghosh has joined Apollo Tyres as Group Head, Human Resources (HR) for the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) region. Dipankar has joined in a regional senior leadership role at Apollo Tyres and will be leading the regional HR team. Ghosh comes with 25 years of diverse experience in leading FMCG, Automobile and Service Industries, in the domain of HR Business Partnering, Strategic Human Resource Initiatives, Talent Assurance, Policy Making and Employee Relations.
Sinochem Holdings recently announced that Ning Gaoning will no longer serve as chairman and party secretary. Li Fanrong became the new top leader of the large state-owned enterprise. The reason? According to industry insiders, Ning Gaoning is about to turn 64 years old and therefore his departure is probably best categorised as official retirement. It is reported that under normal circumstances, the retirement age of the top leaders of China’s central enterprises is 63 years old. From this perspective, Ning Gaoning has already out-worked normal tenure.
Veronique Giraud recently succeeded Dalibor Kalina as general manager of Continental Tires (China). Effective August 2022, Giraud will lead the tyre manufacturer’s business development and strategic direction in the Chinese market.
Diagnostics specialists Launch Tech UK has appointed Mike Carter as technical manager. As the new Technical Manager, Carter’s role will involve providing technical support and demonstrations to customers, sales support and producing content for YouTube as Launch Tech UK continues to develop its digital strategy.
Having joined the company in August 2021, Point S Tyre & Autocare has appointed Tony Valentine as fleet manager. Up till now, Valentine has been a business development manager for the network. From here on he takes responsibility for establishing and growing Point S’ presence in the fleet market. This will involve building close relationships with fleet managers and working closely with Point S members to develop “the network’s one-stop shop for fleet service, repair and maintenance”.
Omni United has appointed Olli Seppälä as its global head of R&D. The former head of R&D at Nokian, Seppälä brings with him expertise in passenger, light truck and heavy-duty tyres. His remit is to drive forward Omni’s product research, design, development and testing.
CAM has appointed Dan Mallier as its new customer success manager. The automotive servicing digital systems provider says Mallier will work closely with its customers to understand their strategic direction. He will then ensure CAM’s products will support the achievement of their objectives.
Motul has announce the appointment of Hasanaat Tahier, who takes up the role as Motul UK technical specialist, with immediate effect. This is the latest move in Motul’s strengthening of its dedicated British business – Motul UK – as the global lubricant force expands its operations in what is one of its key development markets. “Has”, as he is generally known, will henceforward head up Motul’s technical function and all related aspects in the UK and Ireland.