Tag: Appointments

Shinjiro Tanaka takes over as ETEL CEO

5th February 2019 | 0 Comments

European Tyre Enterprise Ltd (ETEL), which includes Kwik Fit GB and Stapleton’s Tyre Services, has announced that Shinjiro Tanaka will replace current Group CEO Yasuyuki Harada, who is returning to Japan.

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CD Group appoint a non-executive director

CD Group appoint a non-executive director

3rd January 2019 | 0 Comments

CD Group has appointed Neil Davis as a non-executive director. He has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive aftermarket, including 11 years as managing director of FPS and of the Lookers Parts Division, which included FPS, Apec and BTN. He was also a main board director of Lookers PLC, the £4bn turnover vehicle retailer, from 2011 to 2016. The Lookers Parts Division was acquired by Alliance Automotive Group in 2016, and Davis led the successful transition of the acquired business before stepping down at the end of 2017.

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ELTA makes three management appointments

ELTA makes three management appointments

3rd January 2019 | 0 Comments

ELTA Automotive Ltd has recruited three experienced aftermarket executives for its senior sales and commercial roles in a bid to further strengthen the team. In the space of a month, the company has reappointed Stuart Poole as commercial manager (from ATS Euromaster) and Mike Ballinger as its director of sales for Europe, as well as recruiting Craig O’Neil as the director of sales in the UK and Ireland.

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CAM appoints Frankie Sharp head of product management

CAM appoints Frankie Sharp head of product management

10th December 2018 | 0 Comments

CAM has expanded its management team with the promotion of Frankie Sharp to head of product management. The company states that the new addition to the management team is part of its ongoing commitment to drive innovation in the business to ensure its software solutions continue to meet the industry’s needs.

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LeasePlan announces changes at the top of UK business

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Vehicle management leader, LeasePlan has announced changes at the top of its business – with LeasePlan UK’s current managing director Matt Dyer appointed as president and chief executive officer of LeasePlan USA, and current LeasePlan Italy managing director, Alfonso Martínez stepping into the managing director role in the UK.

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Continental UK appoints Okan Tamer as MD

Continental UK appoints Okan Tamer as MD

8th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental UK and Ireland has appointed Okan Tamer as its new managing director, effective 1 November 2018. The moves sees Tamer relocate from Turkey, where he was general manager responsible for the presence of the international automotive corporation in that country.

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FinTyre appoints Nicola Melillo as SVP

FinTyre appoints Nicola Melillo as SVP

2nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

European FinTyre Distribution (EfTD) has appointed Nicola Melillo as Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs & Organization. In his new role, Melillo reports to Mauro Pessi, Group CEO. Here he will manage strategic areas such as HR & Organization, Information Technology, Communication, Legal e Compliance and Internal Audit.

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Two appointments at PCL

Two appointments at PCL

12th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Pneumatic Components (PCL) has appointed Bryan Fincham to the role of area sales manager to spearhead the business’ growth in the South. Fincham, who has over 20 years’ experience in sales across various sectors including automotive and FMCG, will focus on increasing sales in the South of England through new and organic business development.

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Apollo appoints Steve Miller as UK TBR sales manager

Apollo appoints Steve Miller as UK TBR sales manager

29th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Apollo Tyres’ presence in the truck tyre sector has been bolstered by the appointment of Steve Miller as TBR sales manager, bringing with him over 20 years’ experience, having worked for Kumho on reintroducing the TBR range in the UK, Bridgestone as a national fleet manager (commercial) and Michelin as a sales manager.

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Gert Meylemans becomes Eurobat communications manager

Gert Meylemans becomes Eurobat communications manager

17th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Gert Meylemans, the former head of PR and corporate communications at Bridgestone Europe, has become senior manager communications at Eurobat, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers.

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FER appoints new operations manager

FER appoints new operations manager

9th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The Federation of Engine Re-manufacturers (FER) has appointed Owen Laurenson as operations manager. Reporting to the FER’s board of directors, Laurenson will be responsible for proactively managing the day-to-day running of the FER and developing a strategy to further enhance the FER’s reputation and positioning within the automotive industry. Laurenson will also be responsible for introducing value added initiatives to the benefit of existing and future FER members and customers.

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Klarius names ex-Goodyear UK MD Mark Brickhill as CEO

Klarius names ex-Goodyear UK MD Mark Brickhill as CEO

31st July 2018 | 0 Comments

Effective Monday 16 July 2018, Mark Brickhill has become Klarius Group chief executive officer which covers Klarius Products, machine specialist KMT and related tools/consumables business Emissco. Brickhill is well known to the tyre industry having previously been Goodyear Dunlop UK MD and other executive positions within Goodyear’s EMEA operation.

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LeasePlan UK confirms two new appointments to UK managing board

30th July 2018 | 0 Comments

LeasePlan UK, one of the world’s leading vehicle management groups, has announced the appointment of two senior roles within the UK business; Chris Black as commercial director and Steve Jones as director for future fleet solutions, with both taking up positions on the UK managing board immediately.

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MWheels appoints Hitchen as newly created technical manager

MWheels appoints Hitchen as newly created technical manager

24th July 2018 | 0 Comments

MWheels has appointed Neil Hitchen to the newly created role of technical manager. Hitchen, a CPC-Qualified transport manager and experienced operations manager, will be responsible for the upkeep of the company’s in-depth technical library, as well as special projects including the introduction of new steel, Xlite and Xbrite forged aluminium wheels from global manufacturer, Wheels India.

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GRI appoints new chairman and CEO

GRI appoints new chairman and CEO

19th July 2018 | 0 Comments

GRI Tires has announced the appointment of a new chairman and a new CEO. Harris Premaratne was appointed as GRI’s chairman with effect from the 29 March 2018. A veteran banker, Premaratne’s appointment is intended to help take GRI to a “leading position amongst global specialty tyre manufactures”.

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