Christian Koetz (above) has been announced as the new head of the commercial vehicle tires business unit of Continental, Philipp von Hirschheydt (below) as head of passenger and light truck replacement tires in the EMEA region, and Ferdinand Hoyos (bottom) as new head of passenger and light truck replacement tires in the Asia pacific region.
Nikolai Setzer, member of the executive board of Continental and head of the tire division, said, “The goal of these personnel changes is to make use of the extensive, international and functional expertise these individuals have gained in their long careers and so strengthen our global team in order to satisfy even better the needs of customers in terms of excellence and speed. This is an important element of our long-term growth strategy.”
Christian Koetz has led the business unit for passenger and light truck replacement tires EMEA since 2011. In addition, he was president of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association from January 2015 to December 2017.
Philipp von Hirschheydt was previously the head of passenger and light truck replacement tires in the Asia-Pacific region. He will be able to apply his experience from this role in his new position. His old function will be filled by Ferdinand Hoyos, who was previously the CEO of the Andina region (Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador), a position he has held since February 2015.