Tag: Richard Lyons

Richard Lyons joins Trelleborg as North Region general manager, UK MD

21st July 2016 | 0 Comments

Richard Lyons has become Trelleborg wheel system’s industrial and construction general manager for the North Europe region. The latest move follows Lyons’ appointment as managing director of Trelleborg Wheel Systems UK operations and its Interfit fitting and fleet service business, which took place back in April 2016.

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Richard Lyons resigns from Giti

Richard Lyons resigns from Giti

18th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr Enki Tan, executive chairman of Giti Tire, has announced that Stefan Fischer and Corrado Moglia have been appointed as managing directors – Europe. The news follows the resignation of Richard Lyons, who has left the company with immediate effect. Prior to his resignation, Lyons was managing director Giti Tire (Europe) and director - International Sales & Marketing, Passenger Car.

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Giti Tire names new D-A-CH sales and marketing director

Giti Tire names new D-A-CH sales and marketing director

24th July 2015 | 0 Comments

A new sales and marketing director has been appointed to look after Giti Tire’s passenger car and light truck activities in the ‘D-A-CH’ markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As sales and marketing director – PCR, Tobias Stöckmann will work closely with long-term regional partner Reifen Gundlach and other distributors to significantly increase market share for the GT Radial brand, while identifying new sales strategies and customers for Primewell and Runway. Stöckmann and his team are also tasked with maintaining robust market intelligence programmes, further developing retail, promotional and media strategies, and they will also monitor and input into the company’s rolling five-year product development plan.

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Hervé Richert becomes president of Lohr

Hervé Richert becomes president of Lohr

19th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Confirmation has been given that Giti Tire’s former head of passenger car tyre sales and marketing, Hervé Richert, has been appointed president of French transport systems specialist Lohr S.A. Richert joined Lohr as vice-president in May 2015, and at the time company head Robert Lohr referred to him as the firm’s “future president.”

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Giti international director ‘looking for progress, not perfection’

26th January 2015 | 0 Comments

Following his appointment as Giti international director – marketing and sales, Tyres & Accessories recently caught up with Richard Lyons at the company’s UK headquarters in Cheshire and asked what’s behind the promotion. Answering, Lyons explained by putting the announcement in the context of “continual development” at Giti. In this respect Lyons’ words fit into what the company’s top management are saying on the subject.

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New GT Radial truck/bus marketing manager for D-A-CH region

New GT Radial truck/bus marketing manager for D-A-CH region

21st January 2015 | 1 Comment

Stephan Giesecke has been appointed Giti Tire’s first dedicated truck and bus marketing manager for the GT Radial brand in the D-A-CH region. The tyre maker has employed Giesecke in this German, Austrian and Swiss market role to assist its aims of further boosting the brand’s profile and augmenting sales.

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Lyons to head Giti international PCR marketing and sales

Lyons to head Giti international PCR marketing and sales

14th January 2015 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire managing director – Europe, Richard Lyons has been appointed director of international marketing & sales for passenger car. Lyons will retain his role within Europe while increasing the scope of his responsibility for Giti passenger car tyres. Complementing the role fulfilled by Chris Bloor, director of international marketing & sales for commercial tyres, they are jointly responsible for all commercial and product activities outside of the Chinese and Indonesian markets across the replacement and original equipment initiatives, the manufacturer states.

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Warren promoted to Giti marketing manager UK – passenger car and light truck

Warren promoted to Giti marketing manager UK – passenger car and light truck

9th December 2014 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has promoted Ashleigh Warren to marketing manager UK - passenger car and light truck. The company stated that Warren has “excelled in the company’s truck and bus division,” since her appointment in May 2012. She will work closely with distributors on retail, product and media strategies across the manufacturer’s brands – GT Radial, Primewell and Runway – as the company aims to augment its independent dealer network and increase prominence of its expanding tyre portfolios.

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Giti Tire adds to German-region consumer business team

Giti Tire adds to German-region consumer business team

2nd December 2014 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has strengthened its passenger and light truck tyre division in the German-speaking, or D-A-CH region with the appointment of Thomas Wurst-Kornacker as retail network development manager and Katharina Kremer as marketing manager.

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Giti’s European R&D centre ready for growing OE business

Giti’s European R&D centre ready for growing OE business

24th October 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s been a year since Tyres & Accessories first met the recently-appointed head of Giti Tire’s new R&D Centre Europe. At the time, R&D director Stefan Fischer shared the tyre maker’s plans and showed off the still largely-empty premises where specialists would soon be hard at work. A lot has changed in 12 months: Upon returning to the Hannover, Germany-based facility, we saw it was well and truly up and running and, in the important area of original equipment development, even further established than originally planned.

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Giti Tire’s Michael Kaletta dies

7th October 2014 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire’s Michael Kaletta (45) has died suddenly, following a heart attack on Friday 26 September. A small private ceremony attended by family, friends and many of his colleagues was held on 2 October. The company described itself as shocked and saddened by Kaletta’s untimely passing. Richard Lyons, managing director – Europe, stated: “At the […]

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Harter resigns as Giti Tire’s German-region boss

Harter resigns as Giti Tire’s German-region boss

19th September 2014 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire is currently looking for a new general manager for the DACH market – Germany, Austria and Switzerland – following the departure of Rainer Harter. The company’s managing director for Europe, Richard Lyons, told Tyres & Accessories that Harter recently “left of his own accord in order to pursue new opportunities.” Harter joined Giti Tire in summer 2013 and held the position of managing director at Giti Tire Deutschland GmbH. Lyons commented that the former Michelin manager “had done a very good job.”

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Two new GT Radial truck and bus tyres come to market

Two new GT Radial truck and bus tyres come to market

8th August 2014 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has released product details for the two latest additions into its expanding GT Radial truck and bus portfolio - the GSW226 high traction steer axle and GTL925 low platform trailer pattern tyres.

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GT Radial wins European original equipment deal

GT Radial wins European original equipment deal

16th July 2014 | 0 Comments

Top ten tyre manufacturer, Giti Tire has confirmed its first GT Radial original equipment homologation fitments for the European passenger car and light truck market. Both Renault Nissan and PSA Peugeot Citroen will fit the manufacturer’s tyres on European models, with the latter’s Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo models running on GT Radial in Western European markets.

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GT Radial quartet to cycle Le Mans 24 Hour for Marie Curie

GT Radial quartet to cycle Le Mans 24 Hour for Marie Curie

14th July 2014 | 0 Comments

A quartet of riders from GT Radial are to tackle the Circuit Bugatti in the Le Mans 24 Hour Cycle Race. Brian McDermott, country manager UK for Giti Tire, manufacturer of GT Radial; Ellis Hadley, senior test engineer; Martin Gibson, senior test engineer; and Bertrand Saint-Supery, OEM EU technical director make up the team who will be training hard and raising funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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