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Apollo recruitment drive in Hungary

London – Apollo Tyres Ltd has announced a recruitment drive for its Greenfield facility soon to be built at Gyöngyöshalász, Hungary. In the first…

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Falken Tyre Europe
Shingo Sakashita 

Falken Tyre Europe, the European affiliate of Japanese tire manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd, has appointed Shingo Sakashita to its…

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Vibram USA

Concord, Massachuset —Vibram USA, a subsidiary of Italy-based Vibram SpA., has appointed a new chief marketing officer and North American…

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Linglong Americas
John Hagan 

Medina, Ohio — Shandong Linglong Tire Co Ltd. has hired John Hagan as chief operating officer (COO) for its Linglong Americas…

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Michael Pontzen 

Cologne, Germany – Lanxess has appointed Michael Pontzen as a member of the board of management effective 1 April, the…

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Carlstar Group
John Salvatore 

Nashville, Tennessee — Recently renamed Carlstar Group LLC has appointed John Salvatore, a retired executive with BASF Construction Chemicals, as…

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Kumho Tire Europe
Charles Kim 

Brussels – Kumho Tire Europe has appointed Charles Kim as its president, Kumho, the Korean company has announced. Kim, who…

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Milan ŠindeláŠ

Prague – Mitas International has appointed Milan Šindelář as its sales director, Mitas announced27 Feb. He takes over from Jaroslav…

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ContiTech NAFTA
Charles Seymour 

Hanover, Germany – ContiTech AG, part of Continental AG, has appointed Charles Seymour as executive vice president of newly established business…

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Luis Ceneviz 

Findlay, Ohio – Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has appointed Luis Ceneviz as its managing director — Latin America Tire…

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Gangseung Lee 

Neu-Isenburg, Germany – Hankook Tire has appointed Gangseung Lee as its new vice president for marketing and sales for Europe,…

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AirBoss of America Corp.
Lisa Swartzman 

Newmarket, Ontario — AirBoss of America Corp. has made some significant management changes, Gren Schoch, chairman and the CEO of…

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Parker Hannifin Elects Thomas Williams

Parker Hannifin Corp.
Thomas Williams 

Cleveland, Ohio – Parker Hannifin Corp. has announced that its board of directors has elected company veterans Thomas Williams as…

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Biesterfeld AG
Thomas Arnold 

Hamburg, Germany – Biesterfeld AG has appointed Thomas Arnold as its CEO, announced the company earlier in January. The Biesterfeld…

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Apollo Tyres Ltd
Martha Desmond 

London – Martha Desmond has been appointed as the chief human resources officer  at Apollo Tyres Ltd, replacing Tapan Mitra…

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Herve Domas 

Lyon, France – Hervé Domas is to take over as chief executive officer of French Aliapur in January 2015. He…

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IISRP Honours
Busygin, Kubo 

Houston, Texas — The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) will honour two of its leaders at its next…

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Apollo Tyres Ltd
Sunam Sarkar 

Apollo Tyres is to ‘redesignate’ Sunam Sarkar, its president and chief financial officer, to a new position of president and…

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Solvay Silica
An Nuyttens 

Brussels — Solvay has appointed An Nuyttens as president of the silica global business unit, succeeding Tom Benner who has…

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Koetz, ETRMA 

Brussels – The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA).has elected Continental executive vice president Christian Kötz as president with…

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James Dawson
Darragh Parker 

  UK rubber engineering group James Dawson has appointed Daragh Parker to the newly created role of head of innovation & technology. He has…

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Energy Award
Abdrabou, Goodyear 

The US-based Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has selected Aiman Abdrabou, global manager, energy & greenhouse gas at Goodyear as the 2014 International Energy Manager…

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James McGraw 

Houston – James L. McGraw, IISRP’s managing director and CEO has announced his plans to retire at the end of the…

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Richard Kellam 

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced the appointment of Richard Kellam as senior vice president, global sales…

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