Gareth Passmore Joins Sailun Europe as Senior Vice President


In a move designed to further strengthen the Sailun European management team, and aligned to Sailun’s stated objective of growing their European market share, Sailun Group has announced the appointment of Gareth Passmore as Senior Vice President (PCR and TBR Tyres).

Sailun Europe Appoints Senior Vice President for Europe

Passmore will, along with Courtland Michaels (responsible for the Specialty Tyre area), report directly to Sailun Group’s European President, Chen Huang, and will work from the recently-expanded Sailun European Head Office in Frankfurt, Germany.

Chen Huang commented: “Gareth will be responsible for all of the operational, sales and marketing aspects of the PCR and TBR Tyre divisions of Sailun Europe, and we are delighted to welcome him to our Senior Management Team. We wish him every success for the future and to the continued growth and development of our European business.”

Passmore added: “I am delighted to be joining Sailun at a very exciting time for the Group, the individual brands, its people and its partners.  As exemplified by the investment in the sponsorship of both Valencia CF by Sailun, and of West Ham United by its sister brand, RoadX, there is a strategic desire to expand in Europe – I am excited by the potential future possibilities and opportunities.”

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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