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Sheffield-based PCL has appointed Andy Traynor as its Key Accounts Manager as it prepares for a resurgence in business post-pandemic. 

Effective 1st April 1, 2022, Oliver Sindermann, who is currently the Director for Sales Operations & Commercial Pricing for the EU, will assume the role of Sales and Commercial General Manager for the DACH region. In the new role, he will be responsible for Goodyear's truck and commercial tyre operations for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Bridgestone’s commercial team is entering an exciting era with David Almazán confirmed as the new Commercial Business Unit Director for Bridgestone in the North Region, transferring from Bridgestone’s North West Region encompassing Spain and Portugal.

Andrew Musgrave has been confirmed as Yokohama Off-Highway Tires’ (YOHT) UK & Ireland Country Manager. The role includes leading YOHT’s UK & Irish aftermarket businesses for the Alliance & Galaxy brands.

After 17 years at PCL, Sales Director Simon Shorter has opted to retire from his directorial role for End User and OEM sales.

Richard Gifford capped off a memorable 8 Ball Pool Championship in Killarney, Ireland with a top ten finish. 

Richard Gifford, currently ranked 16th for the 2022 world championships, has entered into a sponsorship agreement with CAM for the 2022 season, as CAM tips the player to become a prospective World Champion.

After 15 years at the helm, David Smith has now confirmed his retirement, with Tarik Görgün to lead the UK and Irish markets from 1 March 2022.

Andreas Mätschke is the new head of Continental’s Lower Saxony centre, where he will be working in an overarching capacity for the four main business areas.

Public affairs and external affairs activities at Continental are now consolidated under the leadership of Dr. Thorsten Burger.

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