Tag: personnel

Reports: Kumho “struggling” to find CEO

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire has been struggling appoint new company leadership after its previous chairman left following Doublestar's purchase of the company.

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Shinjiro Tanaka takes over as ETEL CEO

5th February 2019 | 0 Comments

European Tyre Enterprise Ltd (ETEL), which includes Kwik Fit GB and Stapleton’s Tyre Services, has announced that Shinjiro Tanaka will replace current Group CEO Yasuyuki Harada, who is returning to Japan.

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Magna Tyres Group expands into North America

Magna Tyres Group expands into North America

28th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group is expanding its network of offices and distribution into the United States and Canada. According to the company, Magna Tyres Group will start its expansion into the North American continent with an office in Canada.

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VMI expands Poland plant

VMI expands Poland plant

25th January 2019 | 0 Comments

VMI is opening two additional manufacturing halls in Poland following the “unprecedented success” of its original project in the city of Lezsno. In addition, the company announced the appointment of Magda Sadowska as general manager of the Lezsno facility.

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Hella promotes McGreevy

Hella promotes McGreevy

18th January 2019 | 0 Comments

After joining Hella, as the company’s national sales manager last May, Martin McGreevy has now been appointed as sales director, IAM.

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Reinhard Klant to head Conti’s earthmover tyre product line

Reinhard Klant to head Conti’s earthmover tyre product line

15th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental has appointed Reinhard Klant as the new Earthmoving product line manager for Commercial Specialty Tires (CST).

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Goodyear appoints new HR leadership

10th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has promoted Gary VanderLind, vice president of Human Resources for the company’s Americas region to the position of senior vice president, Global Human Resources, effective 1 February 2019.

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Kumho USA appoints new CEO amidst global reshuffle

18th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire USA has announced that Samuel Choi has succeeded Harry Choi as CEO. According to the company, Harry Choi is stepping down “to pursue new career opportunities” after six years leading Kumho’s US headquarters. Kumho reports that the transition comes as a part of a global shift in key executive management roles geared to positively reinforce the company for the present and future.

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Toyo changes official name, reshuffles executives

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Toyo has made a number of organizational, structural and personnel changes, including an executive reshuffle. First, the company will change its corporate trade name from Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. to Toyo Tire Corporation, effective on 1 January 2019. According to the company, the corporate name change will leverage “getting our business operations rolling with the aim of strengthening governance and achieving further growth, which we will endeavour to implement under a new management structure.”

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Kenda’s Michael Andre to retire

Kenda’s Michael Andre to retire

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Michael Andre (60) is retiring at the end of 2018. The news comes after five years with Kenda Rubber Industrial, where he has been marketing and sales manager automotive Europe responsible for the European passenger car tyre business of the Taiwanese tyre manufacturer. In this role Andrew has led the phased introduction of the Kenda brand to the German and other key European markets.

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Survey paints stark picture on garage recruitment challenges

6th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Norwich-based automotive recruitment specialist Progress Recruitment Solutions (UK) says a recent survey starkly illustrates the challenges many independent garages now face in finding and retaining skilled technicians. The survey, conducted in conjunction with digital news specialists Garage Wire, gained 80 responses from six simple questions posed to independent garages during October 2018.

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Ex-Triangle and Goodyear Tire executive Cohade joins Johnson Controls

Ex-Triangle and Goodyear Tire executive Cohade joins Johnson Controls

6th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Johnson Controls International plc has appointed Pierre E. Cohade as a director. Cohade served as chief executive officer of Triangle Tyre from 2015 to May 2016. Before this, Cohade was president of Asia Pacific Tire, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

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Ghosn’s gone

Ghosn’s gone

22nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Roughly two decades after taking the helm at Nissan (and later chairing the Japanese firm’s alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi), the carmaker’s board voted to remove company boss Carlos Ghosn following his arrest in Japan for underreporting his salary.

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Doublestar names Antonio Smith as general director for Spain and Portugal

Doublestar names Antonio Smith as general director for Spain and Portugal

21st November 2018 | 0 Comments

Qingdao Doublestar Group, recently named Antonio Smith Montero as general director for the company in Spain and Portugal. With this announcement the company, which recently acquired Korean manufacturer Kumho Tire and is well-known for its Doublestar, Crossleader and Aosen brands has underlined its commitment to the Iberian tyre market.

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Horiba MIRA appoints new CCO

Horiba MIRA appoints new CCO

7th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Horiba MIRA has appointed Miller Crockart as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). An experienced commercial leader, Crockart brings with him more than 20 years of international sales experience; most recently global vice president for sales and marketing at PTV, a provider of traffic simulation and optimization software and services for the transportation industry, and now part of Porsche Automobil Holdings SE. 

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