Thomas Jacob to lead APK

The 77th AGM of Association of Planters of Kerala elected Thomas Jacob as the new Chairman of APK. He is the Director of POABS Group. He succeeds C Vinayaraghavan, President (SBU-B) of Harrisons Malayalam Ltd (HML). During his tenure as APK Chairman, Vinayaraghavan...

Apollo appoints Daniele Lorenzetti as Chief Technology Officer

Apollo Tyres has appointed Daniele Lorenzetti as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Daniele will spearhead Apollo Tyres’ global initiatives towards research and development, for both passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle tyres. He will be assisted by the...

IISRP mourns loss of senior executive

Milton J. Rhoad, a former Managing Director of The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers, Inc. (IISRP), passed away on August 13, 2016. “Milton was IISRP’s Managing Director from March 1978 until his retirement in 1985,” stated Juan Ramon Salinas,...

Salvatore Pinizzotto is the new IRSG Secretary General

Salvatore Pinizzotto, a renowned commodities market expert has been selected as the new Secretary General of the Singapore based International Rubber Study Group (IRSG). Pinizzotto will officially take up the post of Secretary General on 1 January 2017 at the end of...

Double honour for IRMRA chief Dr K Rajkumar

Dr K Rajkumar, Director, Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association(IRMRA), has won two awards for his outstanding contributions to Agricultural and Allied Sciences. He received the ICAR Award from Indian Council of Agricultural Research [ICAR], Ministry of...

Vincent Charles to head Media Relations at Continental AG

Vincent Charles has been appointed Head of Corporate Media Relations at Continental AG, effective September 1, 2016. He succeeds Hannes Boekhoff (54), who left the company at the end of March 2016. Vincent Charles has been corporate spokesperson for business and...