Etzel named CEO of Continental Tire the Americas

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Continental Tire the Americas announced that effective July 1, Jochen Etzel will be chief executive officer, replacing Matthias Schoenberg who previously was named global head of ContiTech’s Fluid Technology business unit. Approaching 20 years with Continental, Etzel started his career as a lawyer in Continental’s corporate law department.

“We are excited to welcome Jochen as head of CTA and are confident in his leadership and diverse experience from previous roles,” says Nikolai Setzer, executive board member and head of Passenger and Light Truck Tires (PLT) for Continental AG. ”His deep knowledge of the international tire business and outstanding accomplishment in successfully developing our company make him an ideal choice to lead the CTA team.”