The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co has appointed Joe Burke vice president of its North America Commercial business. He reports to Steve McClellan, president, Goodyear Americas. Burke succeeds Dave Beasley, retiring after nearly 40 years with Goodyear.
Mahle Aftermarket UK has appointed Phil Nicholson as its regional sales manager for Scotland and Ireland, as the company bolsters its sales team with further expertise to deliver continued exceptional customer service.
Phil brings strong experience in sales and building customer relationships, having worked in the automotive industry for his entire career, which spans nearly 30 years. After picking up experience with one of the UK’s biggest motor factors for a number of years, he joins Mahle Aftermarket from another globally recognised tier-one supplier of automotive parts.
At its Annual General Meeting held on 13 September 2023, the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) unanimously elected Bill Clarke of DME Tyres to be its new president for the next two years. Clarke succeeds Tim Stott of Murfitts Industries who is stepping down. DME Tyres were early supporters of the TRA having joined soon after its formation two decades ago.
moveero has announced the appointment of Steve Cook as its new sales and business development director, Americas. Cook will lead the strategic alignment with global customers and resulting company’s growth drive.
Goodyear has appointed Shane Petersen as the company’s new Director PBU Consumer in South Africa. Petersen brings with him experience spanning over 20 years in sales, marketing, retail operations and business transformation. He has held various leadership roles in the petroleum, consulting and facility maintenance industries, with deep international experience having worked in Canada, Europe and Africa.
Genan has appointed Michael Christensen as its new application development manager. Christensen lives in Denmark and has more than 40 years of experience in tyre and rubber recycling. Effective 1 February 2023, Christensen will act as the link between sales, marketing and innovation in Genan.
Repairify has expanded its technical sales team with two new appointments. The company said the additions would enhance its nationwide customer service and support, supporting its customers in utilising Repairify’s vehicle diagnostic and calibration technology to its full potential.
Błażej Bębenista has been named as the new commercial director of Yokohama CEE Sp. z o.o. based in Warsaw, Poland, effective 1 January 2023.
Bębenista brings with him 11 years of experience in the tyre industry, including the retail manager/managing director position at Driver Polska; and motorsport manager Poland as well as other sales positions at major tyre manufacturers.
GRI is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Connor as director of sales for its US operations. In his new role, Connor will oversee GRI’s sales, marketing, operations and customer service efforts in North America, covering its Material Handling, Agriculture and Construction product portfolios.
Wheely-Safe has made four new appointments to its growing staff. Ian Maynard has joined as Business Development Manager, Amrit Grewal comes on board as Senior Engineer, Chris McLaughlin joins as System Integration Specialist, while Zoe Lucas has been appointed Field Sales Group Leader.
During June Vaculug invited partners, suppliers and media to a high-profile event in Oxford based at the former prison (now Malmaison hotel) and including an exclusive dinner within one of the Oxford University colleges. The overall message is clear, the company is not only reaching out in the increasingly post-Covid environment – its growing team of experienced key industry personnel is positioning itself to capitalise on the company’s status as one Europe’s largest independent tyre retreaders.