The Trelleborg Group has appointed Paolo Pompei as the new business area president of Trelleborg Wheel Systems as of 1 April, 2017. He will succeed Maurizio Vischi, who is retiring. Like his predecessor, Paolo will be a member of Trelleborg Group Management. Pompei, born in 1971, has worked at Trelleborg Wheel Systems in various management positions since 1999, and for the past number of years has been in charge of the global operations of agricultural tyres.
Sales of Trelleborg agricultural tyres in the Australian original equipment and replacement markets will benefit from Trelleborg Wheel Systems’ acquisition of Armstrong Tyres, an agricultural segment service and distribution company. Trelleborg has signed an agreement to purchase the Australian firm for an undisclosed sum, and the transaction is expected to be finalised in the second quarter of 2015.