Continental has announced Christian Koetz now leads its global business unit Commercial Vehicle Tires, which also includes Commercial Specialty Tires.
Koetz, 48, will report to Nikolai Setzer, member of the executive board of Continental and Head of the Tire Division. The Head of Commercial Vehicle Tires in the Americas, Paul Williams, remains in his role and reports to Koetz. The global Head of Commercial Specialty Tires, Enno Stratten, remains in his role and reports to Koetz, and the Head of Commercial Specialty Tires for the Americas, Federico Jimenez, remains in his role and reports to Stratten.
Koetz is the successor of Dr. Andreas Esser, who is taking over the lead of the business region Asia Pacific Truck Tire at Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Prior to his new role, Continental says Koetz led the business unit Passenger and Light Truck Replacement Tires EMEA since June 2011. In addition, he was president of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) from January 2015 to December 2017.