EfTD Appoints Riccardo Costa

European FinTyre Distribution (EfTD), one of the leading pan-European distributors of replacement tyres, has strengthened its European procurement team by appointing Riccardo Costa as Purchasing Director Business Truck & Motorcycle. In this role he will report directly to Alessandro Bruchi, Chief Procurement Officer of EfTD.

New Role for Costa

Costa will be responsible for handling the Group's commercial relations with strategic suppliers. In addition, he will facilitate the coordination with category managers of the Truck and Motorcycle business, with the aim of boosting its development and growth in the medium term.

Costa brings with him many years of experience at Pirelli, Goodyear Dunlop and, most recently, as General Manager of Al Dobowi's European Tyre Division.

"Riccardo will play an important role in the development of the group at European level - commented Mauro Pessi, CEO of EfTD - His experience and skills will be useful for the adoption of a centralised procurement model in the Truck & Motorcycle business, which will further increase our efficiency and inspire the trust of our main stakeholders. I am sure that Riccardo will optimise and drive this business with a coherent and transversal approach, enabling its growth".

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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