People

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.  

The next generation of the Lorenz family has joined the reins of management at Reifen Lorenz, based in Lauf, with 30 year-old Maximilian Lorenz running the family business along with his father, Hermann, as of July this year.

Luca Gabaldo, owner of the Italian agricultural business of the same name, is BKT user and above all spokesperson for the everyday needs of the sector: from reducing fuel consumption to investment in technology. 

Hankook Tyre UK appoint David Block as National Accounts Manager. David brings with him a wealth of experience with over 20 years in the industry, which will assist in building and strengthening customer relations and expanding Hankook’s portfolio in the UK car tyre market. 

Hankook Tyre UK announces the appointment of Shane Kallaway as Regional Sales Manager for the South West, successor of Richard Ettey who has retired from the company. 

Michelin announces the appointment of Elena Iborra as Marketing Director of Michelin Spain and Portugal.  

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