Hankook Tyre UK sales director Barrie Horrocks passed away on 19 February, following a battle with cancer. The company with whom Horrocks worked for the last 12 years released a statement recognising his “significant contribution to the growth of the company”. Hankook added that he would be deeply missed by all at company and by […]
On 7 July tyre manufacturer Hankook announced the winner of the Motor Transport Fleet Engineer of the Year award which was presented to Paul Pinfold from Indesit at last night’s awards ceremony in London. Shortlisted candidates also included Dan Bauckham at Suckling Transport and Darren O’Donnell at Coca-Cola Enterprises. The award, sponsored by Hankook, was presented to Paul Pinfold by Barrie Horrocks, Hankook sales director, TV Personality Chris Tarrant and Sky Sports Presenter Millie Clode.
Hankook Tyre UK Ltd has appointed Joe Park as Regional Sales Manager (Commercial) for Scotland. According to Hankook UK commercial vehicle tyre sales manager, Barrie Horrocks, Park will be responsible for developing Hankook Truck Tyre sales throughout Scotland. His main focus will be to promote the benefits of the Hankook brand of truck tyres to the fleet engineers/transport managers of large and medium sized regional and national truck fleets in the Scottish region. Joe Park brings joins Hankook from Michelin and brings with him many years of technical and sales experience.
Hankook Tyre UK has appointed Richard Ettey to the team as commercial sales manager South West England, with a view to expanding its commercial vehicle tyre sales operation. Ettey joined the team at the start of February and brings with him 40 years of experience in senior sales roles throughout the UK with his previous employer Goodyear Dunlop.
He has been tasked with developing the Hankook commercial tyre brand in the south west of England and increasing sales in the region, which also includes Wales and the West Midlands. Hankook UK commercial manager Barrie Horrocks said the appointment would reinforce the brand’s presence in the south west.
Staff from Hankook Tyre UK’s premises in Daventry were on hand to give charity cyclist Gary Williams a big send off as he heads to Kenya for a 400km charity cycle ride. Williams is making the trip to raise money for Transaid – a charity committed to making transport systems more affordable, available and efficient in developing countries, and the 55 year old joins a number of cyclists from the UK for the journey, including Radio 2’s Sally ‘traffic’ Boazman. The charity ride gets underway in Nairobi on Saturday November 10 before heading through Rift Valley to Kisumu in an event set to raise thousands of pounds for the charity.
Hankook is switching its attention to cycling this winter with the launch of plans to support transport charity Transaid in a 400 km charity cycle ride across Kenya. The tyremaker has pledged its support by becoming key sponsor for Gary Williams, a 55 year old former tyre fitter who is now on the board of Transaid and works for Direct Tyre Management.
Gary said he was looking forward to the fundraising effort. “This is a huge challenge for me but such a worthwhile cause,’’ he said, adding that he is already in training for the cycle ride. “At the moment I’m cycling 20 miles at a time and just thinking about the amazing views across Rift Valley and Lake Victoria.’’
Hankook’s UK commercial sales manager Barrie Horrocks said he was delighted that the company was part of this fundraising event that will help people in Africa benefit from safe, affordable and efficient transport. “As a global company Hankook is involved in transportation around the world and to be participating in such a prestigious and worthwhile event is ideal for us,’’ said Barrie. “We fully support this initiative.”
Steve Manuel has joined Hankook UK as Technical Truck Manager, in which capacity he will be working alongside Barrie Horrocks. Steve’s career began over 20 years ago at ATS, then he moved to Central Tyre in Chester as a truck tyre fitter, becoming branch manager in due course. Later he was promoted into Pirelli as a field-based service engineer for the truck technical department.