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First Stop names Mark Widdows as retail manager

First Stop names Mark Widdows as retail manager

17th October 2019 | 0 Comments

First Stop has recruited Mark Widdows to the senior position of UK retail network manager after working with Goodyear Dunlop for 20 years, where he latterly served as national franchise manager for the HiQ network. The recruitment is seen as a statement of intent, as First Stop aims to grow its network and position itself as a major player in the fast-fit sector.

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Bridgestone appoints Brett Emerson and Greg Ward to senior director positions

Bridgestone appoints Brett Emerson and Greg Ward to senior director positions

16th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone reports that it has strengthened its senior management team with appointments to both its consumer and commercial sales sectors. After 24 years with Bridgestone, John Folliss is retiring as North Region Commercial Business Unit Director to be replaced by Greg Ward, who has served as the company’s Commercial Sales Director, UK and Ireland, for the past 17 years.

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Fintyre Group names Passerini as CEO

Fintyre Group names Passerini as CEO

9th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Having recently rebranded as Fintyre Group, the European tyre distribution specialist reports that it is also implementing a leadership succession plan. Mauro Pessi will continue to be involved as executive chairman. As a board member the company says he will contribute to the long-term strategic direction of the company, working in close cooperation with Bain Capital.

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Chris Smith named as Michelin UK MD

Chris Smith named as Michelin UK MD

1st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Chris Smith has been named as the new managing director of Michelin UK. Smith replaces James Alderman, who has retired. Smith, 36, will oversee the strategy and direction of Michelin UK at the same time as continuing his responsibilities as sales director B2B for the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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Tokai Carbon names new Cancarb president

25th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Tokai Carbon, the parent company of Cancarb Limited, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Donnelly as president. Donnelly replaces Ken Tate, who retires effective 30 September 2019. However, Tate will remain in an advisory capacity through to 31 December 2019.

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Martin Butterworth joins SMPE’s export sales team

Martin Butterworth joins SMPE’s export sales team

24th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has announced that Martin Butterworth has been appointed as its new export sales manager.

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Goodyear appoints new sales general manager consumer UK & Ireland

Goodyear appoints new sales general manager consumer UK & Ireland

17th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has appointed Pravesh Amtha as its new sales general manager consumer UK & Ireland. He will lead consumer sales within the region and have responsibility for Goodyear’s legal entity within the country.

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Marangoni Meccanica “restarts”, appoints new CEO, broadens board

Marangoni Meccanica “restarts”, appoints new CEO, broadens board

2nd September 2019 | 0 Comments

Two months have passed since Marangoni Meccanica changed hands, exiting the Marangoni Group with 10 million euros of recapitalization from new local partners: The Finanziaria Trentina, Alpenring, the South Tyrol-based financial firm Caran and now Marangoni Meccani has appointed a new CEO and broadened its board make-up. All this amounts to a “restart”, according to […]

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Dave Plummer to lead Dunlop UK and Ireland Motorcycle division

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop has appointed Dave Plummer as sales and marketing manager motorcycle UK and Ireland, which means Plummer will lead the Dunlop Motorcycle division in the UK and Ireland.

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Melett appoints Darren Johnson as head of sales

Melett appoints Darren Johnson as head of sales

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Melett has promoted Darren Johnson to the role of head of sales having previously occupied the position of sales manager. Johnson has been with the company since 2012, having first joined as a sales engineer for UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. In just over a year, he became sales manager, and was the role for more than six years.

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Joel E Wiegert appointed CEO of Dayco

Joel E Wiegert appointed CEO of Dayco

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Dayco LLC has appointed Joel E Wiegert as its new chief executive officer. He is responsible for the global operational performance and strategic direction of Dayco. Wiegert has also been named as a member of Dayco’s board of managers.

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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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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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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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Hankook Tyre UK appoints new TBR sales manager, as Thorp retires

Hankook Tyre UK appoints new TBR sales manager, as Thorp retires

6th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tyre UK has announced the appointment of a successor to David Thorp, its UK sales manager who will retire on 30 June 2019. Paul Emery, who has a wealth of industry expertise to draw upon, will take over as sales manager of the UK truck and bus tyre segment. Thorp will retire after a long career in the tyre industry, including more than thirteen years’ service at Hankook.

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