Amsterdam, The Netherlands – India’s Apollo Tyres has appointed another former Pirelli director Daniele Lorenzetti as its chief technology officer almost a year after bringing ex-Pirelli CEO, Francesco Gori, on-board as strategy advisor.
Apollo confirmed in a 6 Oct statement that Lorenzetti will lead the company’s research and development for both passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle tires.
“With several tire and mobility related patents against his name, Daniele would help us achieve product leadership in various segments,” said Neeraj Kanwar, vice chairman and managing director, Apollo Tyres Ltd.
Previously, Lorenzetti worked with Pirelli Tyres, where he spent close to 20 years in various capacities.
Lorenzetti’s last role at Pirelli was product director of its industrial division, where he was responsible for the management of tire product, materials and process development from design to industrialisation of truck, agri and special vehicles.
Prior to this, he was the product director for passenger vehicle tires with a global responsibility of technical OE homologation activities and development of new product lines.
Lorenzetti was also vice president – R&D (agro, forestry & industrial tires) at Trelleborg Wheel Systems SPA.
He will be based out of the Apollo’s European headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
“I am excited to be a part of this growing organisation, which is gradually making its mark globally. I am positive that we will be able to bring out competitive products which address our global customer needs, and at the same time, is technologically superior,” Lorenzetti said.