Brett Emerson to steer Hankook Tyre U.K.

Brett Emerson, who has been appointed Managing Director of Hankook Tyre U.K., has over 30 years of experience in the UK tyre industry. Emerson, who has been working as Hankook’s UK Sales Director for the past five years, takes over from Jong Jin Park who has relocated...

Satoru Yamamoto elected new CEO of Sumitomo Rubber Industries

In the light of planned changes to the top management structure of Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) in 2019, the Board of Directors of SRI has elected and approved the appointment of Satoru Yamamoto (currently a Director of the Company) as the new CEO, subject to...

Dr Ranjith Matthan to head IRMRA

The Government of India has appointed Dr Ranjith K Matthan, Director of Polymer Consultancy Services (P) Ltd, as the new President of Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association (IRMRA), effective from January 2019 . He succeeds Rajendra V Gandhi who completed...

ARLANXEO announces new leadership team in China

ARLANXEO, a world-leading synthetic rubber company, has announced the appointment of Sun Hong as the new Managing Director of ARLANXEO in China and Mark Chen as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective January 1, 2019. As their predecessors, Ming Cheng Chien...

Japan, Hungary honour Apollo Chairman Onkar S Kanwar

Onkar S Kanwar, Chairman, Apollo Tyres Ltd, was recently honoured by the governments of Japan and Hungary for his contributions to strengthening India’s economic relations with these two countries. The Government of Japan, in its 2018 Autumn Imperial...

Former Covestro official Richard Northcote passes away

Former Chief Sustainability Officer for Covestro, a manufacturer of high-tech polymer materials, Richard Northcote has died aged 58. Covestro embraced the UN sustainable development goals, helping to launch innovative products and technologies that reduce...