Klaus Kreipe has been appointed as the head of original equipment truck tires worldwide at Continental Tyres. In his new role he reports directly to Andreas Esser, executive VP and head of Continental’s commercial vehicle tire business unit. Kreipe succeeds Peter Matzke, who has retired after almost 40 years working in different positions at Continental.
Kreipe has been working for Continental for 15 years, and spent 12 of these years working at the company’s various foreign locations.
After studying mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany, he started his professional career in R&D in the tire division. He has also served as plant manager at ContiTech in Romania, tire sales general manager in China, and VP marketing and sales in the Asia-Pacific region. Most recently, Kreipe was general manager of the Eurofit Group in Belgium, a joint venture co-founded by Continental for assembling and sequencing passenger car tires.
June 29, 2016