Continental has named new members to the top management of its Tire Division.
Christian Koetz now leads the global business unit Commercial Vehicle Tires, which also includes Commercial Specialty Tires. He reports in this function to Nikolai Setzer, Member of the executive board of Continental and head of the Tire Division.
Paul Williams, the Head of Commercial Vehicle Tires in the Americas, remains in his role and reports to Koetz. The global head of Commercial Specialty Tires, Enno Stratten, remains in his role and reports to Koetz.
In addition, the Head of Commercial Specialty Tires for the Americas, Federico Jimenez, remains in his role and reports to Stratten.
Koetz is the successor of Dr. Andreas Esser, who is taking over the lead of the business region Asia Pacific Truck Tire at Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. He will report to Koetz.
Koetz’s former position as head of the business unit Passenger and Light Truck Replacement Tires EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) is taken over by Philipp von Hirschheydt, whose former position as head of Passenger and Light Truck Replacement Tires APAC (Asia Pacific Region) is filled by Ferdinand Hoyos. Von Hirschheydt and Hoyos also will report directly to Nikolai Setzer.