New chief quality officer appointed at Apollo

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Pedro Matos has been newly appointed as chief quality officer at Apollo Tyres. He will be based out of the company’s global quality and business excellence office in Enschede, the Netherlands.

Matos will report to vice chairman and MD, Neeraj Kanwar, who said, “As we grow our business across geographies, the scope of quality as a function has grown multifold. With Pedro’s well-rounded experience in benchmarking, developing and implementing best management systems and processes, he is best-suited to handle this critical function at Apollo Tyres.”

Matos previously worked at Continental AG as VP, manufacturing CST (commercial specialty tires). Before this, at Continental itself, he was the senior VP for quality management and responsible for strategic planning of quality and for developing tools and processes to achieve total customer satisfaction. In this role, he was also directly involved in several expansion and investment projects for the tire major.

Matos commented, “I have seen Apollo Tyres as a company doing things differently; carrying forward the same approach, me and my team will focus on challenging and improving the existing processes and systems in the company to deliver the best business results.”

March 26, 2015

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