BIRMINGHAM, England (Nov. 27, 2002)—Marco V. Molinari, former vice president of sales and marketing for Goodyear North American Tire, has left his post as group managing director of Goodyear Dunlop U.K.
The company said Mr. Molinari is leaving to “pursue other interests.”
Andreas Niegsch will replace Mr. Molinari as general manager, effective Dec. 1. The tire maker said it is eliminating the group managing director title.
In his new post, Mr. Niegsch will report to Robin McKnight, managing director of Goodyear Dunlop sales countries, Western Europe.
The company said announcements will be forthcoming about the move's impact on other positions.
Mr. Molinari served as vice president of sales and marketing for North American Tire from November 1996 until July 2000, when he was named vice president of global marketing projects. That move occurred at the same time as the unexpected retirement of the division's president, William J. Sharp. Mr. Molinari became group managing director for Goodyear Dunlop U.K. in June 2001.
Mr. Niegsch had been director of marketing and sales for Goodyear's Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region, prior to his newest appointment.