Ronni Nielsen has been appointed as moveero’s new sales director, Europe. With a background in Mechanical Engineering and a Diploma in Leadership, Nielsen brings a wealth of experience to the business, having spent his career to date working in global sales roles, business development and leadership, particularly working with original equipment manufacturers.
Craig Rudkin has been promoted to the position of national accounts director at Vaculug. Rudkin has been part of Vaculug for 31 years and has experience in many aspects of the business. According to the company, this appointment comes at a time when Vaculug is experiencing “major growth and making investments in strengthening the…team ready for another successful year.”
Prometeon Tyre Group has appointed Ali Yilmaz as the new managing director for the UK, Ireland and Nordics, effective from 1 January 2023. The move sees Yilmaz promoted from commercial director to the leadership role of the cluster, replacing interim MD Francesco Antonacci.
As of January 2023, Agustin Pedroni has become general manager of Bridgestone (China) Investment Co. Ltd. Pedroni joined Bridgestone in Argentina in 1996 and worked in administration, sales and marketing roles in Argentina, Latin America and South America. Pedroni came to Bridgestone Asia Pacific in 2019 is the vice president of marketing and sales and was later promoted to the chief operating officer of the Asia Pacific region.
On 30 December 2022, Sailun held a general meeting of shareholders to elect members of the sixth board of directors. Liu Yanhua was elected chairwoman of the tyre manufacturer, and Xie Xiaohong became president of Sailun. Liu Yanhua’s resume shows that she worked in two accounting firms before coming to Sailun. Prior to being elected as the chair, Liu Yanhua was the vice chairwoman, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sailun.
Yokohama Europe has appointed Tobias Kins as its new head of marketing. The new marketing manager has been working for the Düsseldorf-based Yokohama Europe for over six years and his most recent role was Head of Sales Division.
Growing tyre wholesaler GB Tyres has named Dan Woodward as the company’s new marketing manager. The appointment marks Woodward’s return to the tyre industry after time exploring opportunities in the automotive and technology fields. Woodward has more than 15 years tyre industry experience, including marketing and brand management positions at Trelleborg, Kumho and Bridgestone.
Effective 4 January 2023, Thomas Harbo has been appointed as CEO of Euromaster Danmark A/S. Thomas replaces Henrik Fusager, who since August 2022 has held the dual role of CEO of both Euromaster Denmark and Euromaster Switzerland.
First Stop Tyres & Car Services has confirmed that Brenden Marais has been appointed as the new national franchise manager for First Stop in the UK and Ireland. He will also act as the country manager for the First Stop network in Ireland.
At a dealer meeting held by Aeolus on 16 December 2022, Wang Feng delivered a speech as “Chairman of China National Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (CNRC) and Chairman of Aeolus”. Wang Feng emphasised that in 2021, the sales revenue of Aeolus, Prometeon Tyre Group S.r.l. (PTG), and Pirelli ranked fifth in the world and first in China. The sales revenue of Aeolus and PTG ranked among the top three in China’s domestic industry.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced the appointment of Christina Zamarro to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Richard J. Kramer on 14 December. Zamarro succeeds Darren R. Wells, who will become Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Both appointments are effective 1 January 2023.
Continental Tyre Group has appointed Ryan Webber as its new southern-based, material handling account manager. Webber brings close to 10 years’ experience in the off-highway tyres sector to his new role.
The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has appointed Dr Adam McCarthy as secretary general, effective 1 January 2023.
Franco Annunziato, president of the board of directors of ETRMA, said: “After 17 pioneering and successful years at the helm of our association, Fazilet Cinaralp will hand over her leadership responsibilities to Dr Adam McCarthy. On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to wholeheartedly thank Fazilet for her commitment, dedication, and direction from the very start of ETRMA in 2006. She steered the Association’s inception and, since then, has built it up to become the voice of the European Tyre and Rubber Industry.”