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Jaap van Wessum named Cooper Tire general manager – EMEA

Jaap van Wessum named Cooper Tire general manager – EMEA

Tuesday 20th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Jaap van Wessum has been appointed general manager – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. Van Wessum, who joined Cooper in 2016 as director of sales for Europe, is now responsible for growing the broader EMEA business. He is based at Cooper Europe’s headquarters in Melksham, Wiltshire, and is part of the international management team of Luis Ceneviz, Cooper’s senior vice president & managing director – EMEA and Managing Director – Latin America.

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Cooper Tire names new North American president

Monday 12th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Christopher Ball has been named senior vice president of Cooper Tire and Rubber and president of North America Tire Operations (NATO) effective March 19. He reports to company president and CEO Brad Hughes.

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Duraturn Tyres celebrates Chinese New Year in Trafalgar Square

Duraturn Tyres celebrates Chinese New Year in Trafalgar Square

Friday 2nd March 2018 | 0 Comments

When Chinese New Year was celebrated in Central London it was estimated to be attended by over 700,000 people. This makes it the biggest event of its kind outside China and the main stage for the event was in the iconic Trafalgar Square.

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Prometeon announces new worldwide organizational and commercial structure

Prometeon announces new worldwide organizational and commercial structure

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Prometeon Tyre Group has announced a new organisation structure in order to “strengthen its presence in the different markets in which it operates” and “to continue the integration process with the Aeolus group”. The following appointees will report directly to Prometeon's chairman and CEO, Giorgio Luca Bruno:

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Andy Marfleet appointed Goodyear Dunlop marketing director UK

Andy Marfleet appointed Goodyear Dunlop marketing director UK

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Andy Marfleet, currently Motorcycle marketing manager EMEA, has been promoted to the position of Goodyear Dunlop marketing director UK & Ireland.

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Bartec appoints Steve Umney as Product Manager

Bartec appoints Steve Umney as Product Manager

Monday 8th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Bartec has appointed Steve Umney as the firm’s new product manager. Umney is a qualified vehicle technician with experience spanning over 20 years on the workshop floor including valuable technical assistance important to his new role at Bartec. Over last 10 years Umney has gained valuable product management experience in the Automotive Aftermarket managing hard parts and diagnostic equipment, most notably with Hella Gutmann Solutions.

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Michael Lutz named Cooper Tire DACH general manager

Michael Lutz named Cooper Tire DACH general manager

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. has appointed Michael Lutz as general manager for the German, Swiss and Austrian region (DACH). He is based at Cooper’s sales office in Dreieich, Germany and will report to Jaap van Wessum, sales director – Europe Tire Operations.

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Micheldever to supply Sumitomo brand tyres, marks a year since change of ownership

Micheldever to supply Sumitomo brand tyres, marks a year since change of ownership

Tuesday 19th December 2017 | 0 Comments

As we go to print on the December issue of Tyres & Accessories, Micheldever Group is marking a year since Sumitomo Rubber Industries, manufacturer of Falken Tyres for which MTS is UK distributor, bought the UK tyre distributor from previous owner Graphite Capital Management. While the sale was not unexpected, the identity of the new owner may have been somewhat surprising, though SRI’s investment in Falken Tyre Europe following the late-2015 dissolution of its alliance agreement with Goodyear makes the acquisition of a leading distributor a logical move. For Micheldever’s board, SRI was said to be an attractive new owner, with the presumption that it would offer offering longevity, stability, and consistency; as a large, well-established, high quality top-six tyre manufacturer seeking to broaden its knowledge of UK distribution with an already successful business.

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VMI Americas appoints new sales manager

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Bill Bisson has joined VMI Americas as area sales manager. In his new role, he will oversee sales of VMI’s extruder-gear pump systems.

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ZF CEO Dr. Stefan Sommer leaves

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the supervisory board of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen, and CEO Dr. Stefan Sommer have agreed Dr. Sommer will step down from office with immediate effect. Until a successor is appointed, Finance Board Member and CEO Deputy Representative, Dr. Konstantin Sauer (58), will assume the role of CEO on an interim basis.

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Tracey Joubert joins Cooper Tire board

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company named Tracey I. Joubert as a director of the company on 16 November. Joubert is chief financial officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company, a leading global brewer with iconic global and national brands such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, Carling and Staropramen as well as leading craft beers including Sharp’s Doom Bar, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, and Blue Moon.

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Alfred Graham re-elected to ITMA presidency

Friday 3rd November 2017 | 0 Comments

Alfred Graham will continue as president of the International Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ITMA) after he was re-elected to the ITMA presidency. The vote was called as Graham had served his two year period of office, following which the association’s constitution requires the presidential selection process to be initiated. However, he was unanimously re-elected at the association’s annual general meeting recently held in Spain where it was also agreed he would continue as ITMA’s director.

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Marangoni appoints Martin Kalagin as Central Technical Service director

Wednesday 18th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Marangoni Retreading Systems has appointed Martin Kalagin as Central Technical Service director, reporting in this role to the chief executive officer of the group. The Central Technical Service will define and implement the rules and the global guidelines, align the local plans and resources and coordinate the activities of all Technical Service Teams of Marangoni Retreading Systems Business Unit in Europe and overseas.

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KPMG appoints new UK head of automotive

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

KPMG has appointed Justin Benson as its UK head of automotive. Benson joined the firm in 2000 and has risen to the level of director. KPMG states that has worked in the automotive sector for over a decade and is well known within the industry.

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Triangle Tyre Europe appoints Pizzamiglio as sales director Southern Europe

Wednesday 4th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Roberto Pizzamiglio has joined Triangle Tyre Europe as sales director for Southern Europe. Pizzamiglio has more than 20 years’ experience in the Italian tyre market and has covered several sales and marketing management roles within Magri Group, one of the leading tyre distributors in the country.

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