BA Bush & Son has recruited tyre industry veteran Colin Creasey to its agricultural trade team. Creasey has specialised in the agricultural tyre sector, from farm implement tyres to lawn and turf tyres, throughout his career, which began at Fossitt & Thorne in 1978. After running his own company, Colin Creasey Tyres, supplying the car, truck and agricultural segments for 16 years, he became general manager at Europa Tyres – a role he performed for 21 years. At BA Bush, Creasey joins the growing BAB Distribution trade team at the new 70,000 square foot Boston Warehouse. The company says he will help bolster BAB’s agricultural tyre trade, as well as the original equipment (OE) department, helping with speciality OE2.
Tech Europe introduced Dinara Izmaylova as the newest member of its team on 5 October. Based in company’s Rovereto, Italy office, Izmaylova joins as a new sales area manager covering Russia, Scandinavia, Finland and the Middle East, as well as the Baltic and CIS regions.
In August Wayne Daniel, network operations manager UK, announced the appointment of Tony Valentine as business development manager within the Point S UK team. Valentine, who joined in July has worked in the tyre industry for 40 years latterly with Yokohama HPT.
Yokohama has appointed Gregorio Borgo as president and CEO of Yokohama´s European headquarters, Yokohama Europe GmbH. He succeeds the current president, Hiroyuki Shioiri, who becomes chairman of Yokohama Europe GmbH effective 10 October 2021.
Nynas has appointed Johan Andersson as vice president Group Strategy & Sustainable Development in Nynas. Johan Andersson leaves the position as CEO of the National Oil Industry Association in Sweden, Drivkraft Sverige, to take on the role. As the CEO he has since 2019 launched a roadmap for climate-neutral competitiveness for the industry, restructured the industry association and repositioned it as an organisation for innovative and sustainable mobility.
Marco Kempin – formerly managing director at Beissbarth GmbH – recently announced his departure at his own request after 14 years. However, it is now clear where he gone. The team at our German sister publication Reifenpresse.de citing Kfz-Betrieb report that he has therefore taken over the management of Hunter Deutschland GmbH succeeding Martin Adams in this position who retired in the spring.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has hired Thad Ewald as vice president, Strategy and Business Development, reporting to executive vice president and chief financial officer Darren Wells, effective 23 August 2021.
Birla Carbon has appointed John Loudermilk as CEO Birla Carbon, effective 1 August 2021. In his previous role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), Loudermilk is said to have played a key part in shaping the Vision of Birla Carbon. He is also said to have been “instrumental” in the launch of the company’s Continua brand of sustainable carbonaceous materials.
Madhavi Kanumoory has been appointed as Chief Digital & Information Officer at Birla Carbon. In this role, she will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s digital and information technology. Kanumoory will report to John Loudermilk, Chief Operating Officer, joining the company’s Senior Management Team and will be based at the Birla Carbon office in Mumbai.
Roughly two years after he was appointed Ceat Ltd VP of marketing, Amit Tolani has been named chief executive of Ceat Specialty, effective 1 June 2021. Ceat Specialty has its EU office in Amsterdam and has been serving European farm and OTR tyre customers since 2017. Tolani joined Ceat in 2004 and has served in various roles across sales, marketing and supply chain functions. Prior to his latest appointment, he was the chief marketing officer of CEAT.