Tag: personnel

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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Hankook celebrate long service award

Hankook celebrate long service award

29th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Hankook recently celebrated a long service award for Richard Ettey, regional sales manager, who has been recognised for his 10-year service at Hankook Tyre UK Ltd. Hankook were first introduced to the UK in the early 1980s with just two employees. The company now employ a total of 50 staff in the UK head office; 16 of whom have completed 10 years of service or more.

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Tony Stapleton appointed head of fleet sales, Continental UK and Eire

Tony Stapleton appointed head of fleet sales, Continental UK and Eire

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental has named Tony Stapleton as head of fleet sales, Continental UK and Eire in an announcement at the Conti360° Fleet Services Network Conference. According to the company, the new role will support the consolidation of Continental and Bandvulc’s fleet networks, strengthening Continental’s position as a leading voice in fleet management.

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Mike Norman appointed Chief Commercial Officer at VMI

Mike Norman appointed Chief Commercial Officer at VMI

8th October 2018 | 0 Comments

VMI Group has extended its Global Executive Board of VMI Group to four members, following the appointment of Mike Norman as chief commercial officer (CCO). In his role as CCO, Mike Norman will be responsible for all commercial activities of VMI worldwide.

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Continental UK appoints Okan Tamer as MD

Continental UK appoints Okan Tamer as MD

8th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental UK and Ireland has appointed Okan Tamer as its new managing director, effective 1 November 2018. The moves sees Tamer relocate from Turkey, where he was general manager responsible for the presence of the international automotive corporation in that country.

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FinTyre appoints Nicola Melillo as SVP

FinTyre appoints Nicola Melillo as SVP

2nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

European FinTyre Distribution (EfTD) has appointed Nicola Melillo as Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs & Organization. In his new role, Melillo reports to Mauro Pessi, Group CEO. Here he will manage strategic areas such as HR & Organization, Information Technology, Communication, Legal e Compliance and Internal Audit.

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Two appointments at PCL

Two appointments at PCL

12th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Pneumatic Components (PCL) has appointed Bryan Fincham to the role of area sales manager to spearhead the business’ growth in the South. Fincham, who has over 20 years’ experience in sales across various sectors including automotive and FMCG, will focus on increasing sales in the South of England through new and organic business development.

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Apollo appoints Steve Miller as UK TBR sales manager

Apollo appoints Steve Miller as UK TBR sales manager

29th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Apollo Tyres’ presence in the truck tyre sector has been bolstered by the appointment of Steve Miller as TBR sales manager, bringing with him over 20 years’ experience, having worked for Kumho on reintroducing the TBR range in the UK, Bridgestone as a national fleet manager (commercial) and Michelin as a sales manager.

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Gert Meylemans becomes Eurobat communications manager

Gert Meylemans becomes Eurobat communications manager

17th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Gert Meylemans, the former head of PR and corporate communications at Bridgestone Europe, has become senior manager communications at Eurobat, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers.

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