Tag: personnel

Goodyear CFO Laura K. Thompson to retire

Tuesday 19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) Laura K. Thompson is to retire in the first quarter of 2019 after 35 years of service.

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Simon Michael appointed Prometeon MD

Simon Michael appointed Prometeon MD

Monday 21st May 2018 | 0 Comments

Prometeon Tyre Group UK Ltd (PTG) has appointed Simon Michael as managing director. He will be based at the company’s head office in Burton on Trent. Simon Michael brings 23 years of tyre industry experience in the UK and Middle East into the role.

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Matt Smith joins Al Dobowi as UK and Ireland sales manager

Matt Smith joins Al Dobowi as UK and Ireland sales manager

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Matthew Smith has been appointed by the Al Dobowi Group as the new sales manager for UK, ROI and Nordic region. The distribution portfolio includes responsibility for the Infinity, Eternity and I-Link brands as well as “future opportunity brands”.

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Cabot CFO retires

Friday 27th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Cabot Corporation has announced that Eduardo Cordeiro, executive vice president, chief financial officer (CFO) and president of the Americas Region, will retire from Cabot at the end of 2018. He steps down from these roles effective 15 May 2018 at which time Erica McLaughlin, the company’s vice president of business operations for Cabot’s Reinforcement Materials segment and general manager of the tyre business, will become senior vice president and CFO. Cordeiro will remain with Cabot in an advisory capacity through the end of the year to assist in a smooth transition.

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PCL appoints key account manager

Thursday 26th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Pneumatic Components (PCL) has appointed Ken Holford to the newly-created role of UK Key account manager.  Holford will be the main point of contact for the established and future development of PCL’s growing account base. He brings a wealth of experience to the role, having held sales positions spanning industrial consumables, capital equipment and tooling within the automotive and engineering sectors.

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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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