ZC Rubber has announced two new appointments to its European operations in Hanover, Germany.
Martin Wells has been named the new managing director and president of ZC Technical Center and Global OE.
Meanwhile, Jörn Tietjens has been appointed as the new senior key account manager and senior automotive engineer.
In his new role, Wells will oversee all work at ZC Technical Center, including the global OE business development for international OEMs and account management on a global basis.
Wells joined ZC Technical Center in 2021, when it was initially established. He has over 20 years of experience in the automotive and tyre industry, and has served in different roles for international tyre makers.
Tietjens will be responsible for all international OEM account management: developing, testing, and marketing new products to key OE accounts, in addition to coordinating commercial and technical support to meet all customer-related targets.
ZC Rubber said Tietjens has proven his strength in building and strengthening customer relations and expanding its OE portfolio in the EU car tyre market.
ZC Rubber is the manufacturer of the Westlake brand of truck tyres, which are distributed in Ireland by COS Wholesale Ltd.