Apollo tyres has appointed Mathias Heimann, a German national, as the President of Europe & Americas and CEO of Apollo Vredestein B.V. Heimann, 48, has over twenty years of experience in sales, marketing and production.
On appointing Mathias Heimann, Neeraj Kanwar - Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo Tyres Ltd stated, "Mathias' rich experience in the tyre industry in particular and in multi-cultural environments in general will be of immense value to Apollo as we consolidate our current operations in Europe and prepare for the next phase of growth which will be driven by the already announced Greenfield plant in Eastern Europe."
Speaking about Mathias Heimann's education, he was educated in Germany at the Witten/Herdecke University and holds a degree in economics from MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States. Adding on his professional career, Mathias started with Linde AG engineering division, selling Air Separation Units to India, among others, before moving on to support the establishment of Linde's first subsidiary in China (in Xiamen) for the production and sales of technical gases. Mathias had also worked in Continental tyres A.G. in Europe, South America.
Mathias will be based out of company’s European Operations headquarters in Enschede, The Netherlands. Speaking about his appointment, Mathias said, “With Apollo’s investments in the manufacturing capabilities of the Enschede plant and expansion in Europe, coupled with significant investments in brands and marketing, I look forward to work with the team to rapidly expand our presence in the market and capture new opportunities.”
Source : CarDekho