Continental’s Passenger and Light Truck Tire division is gearing up for a round of management musical chairs.
On July 1, head of worldwide PLT research and development Christian Kötz takes over as head of PLT Replacement EMEA, a slot temporarily filled by Nikolai Setzer, head of the Passenger and Light Truck Tire division.
The position previously held by Kötz will be taken on by David O’Donnell. To take up this Germany-based role O’Donnell will leave the U.S., where he is currently oversees key account management for PLT’sOE business.
As previously announced, Continental’s current head of mergers and acquisitions activities Jochen Etzel takes charge of the PLT business unit Replacement The Americas, also on July 1. He will be based in Fort Mill, S.C.
“By filling these key positions in our passenger tyre division with international management capacities having long experience in various disciplines, we strongly contribute to ensure the attainment of our ambitious global growth targets in the upcoming years," noted Nikolai Setzer.
In their new functions, Kötz and Etzel report to Setzern and O’Donnell reports to the head of the worldwide original equipment business for passenger tires Karlheinz Evertz. (Tyres & Accessories)