People

Päivi Leskinen has been appointed Nokian Tyres’ Senior Vice President, Human Resources and member of Nokian Tyres’ Management Team. She will report to Jukka Moisio, President & CEO. Leskinen will start in the position in May 2021 at the latest.   

Starting in 2021, there will be a change in the management at Vergölst GmbH, with Frauke Wieckberg taking over the management reins

Supervisory Board appoints Nikolai Setzer, as Continental’s new Executive Board chairman effective December 1, 2020. Setzer succeeds Dr. Elmar Degenhart, who, as already announced, is stepping down from his position prematurely for health reasons. Setzer will continue in his position as spokesman of the Automotive Board. 

Steve Nolan to explore new avenues for PCL and its partners in the South of England. 

Caelan Kilduff has been appointed to the new position of Engineering Director at Wheely-Safe, reporting directly to Group Managing Director, Gary Broadfield. 

Lee Hulme has been appointed Michelin’s UK Distribution Channel and Programme Manager, in a significant new role overseeing the manufacturer’s four accredited dealer networks for the motorcycle, car, agricultural and commercial vehicle sectors. 

After almost 20 years with CONICA John Bramwell, Operations Director, will be retiring at the end of October this year. 

Alex Whittle has been appointed as Central Tyre’s new Sales Director, following a successful growth period within the UK market. He will be responsible for all sales operations across the car, van, truck, industrial and agricultural sectors. 

Tytti Bergman, who has been Nokian Tyres Senior Vice President, People and Culture, and member of the Management Team, has decided to leave the company to pursue other career opportunities.

Leading automotive technology supplier and tire manufacturer, Continental has announced the appointment of two new leaders for the Truck Tyres business in the Americas region.  

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