Rovereto, Italy – Marangoni Retreading Systems has appointed Phil Robinson as senior country manager for the UK, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates, it was announced 17 May.
He will support 'industry veteran' Mike Carter, who is close to his retirement, during a gradual transition phase, Marangoni said in a statement.
Robinson began working in the automotive industry as a technician specialising in Mercedes-Benz and Bentley, and then as a commercial vehicle and spare parts seller.
His journey in the tire industry began in 2014 as key account manager for Continental, and more recently, as regional manager within Itochu-owned ETEL (Kwik Fit & Stapletons Tyre Wholesale).
“Phil’s professional experience in the tires world and his knowledge of the sector will certainly help us develop our position in his geographical areas of competence,” said Matthias Leppert, Marangoni Group’s COO.
Mike Carter, who will be succeeded by Robinson, has worked with Marangoni for over 40 years, initially as an importer of Marangoni products in the UK.
He later became the managing director of Marangoni Tread UK, while looking after business development in areas such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.