CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 7, 2005) — Jim Seidel, director of North American dealer sales for passenger and light truck tires at Continental Tire North America Inc., (CTNA) has left the company to pursue other business opportunities, CTNA said.
Mr. Seidel joined CTNA in early 2004 and was responsible for the profitable growth of the tire maker's dealer sales channel. He oversaw regional managers and their teams as well as key account managers for American Car Care Centers Inc., Tire Alliance Groupe and TreadTech.
He had previously worked for Great American Tire & Auto Centers and Bridgestone/Firestone.
Last month Conti said Martien de Louw, president/CEO of CTNA and the top executive of Continental A.G.'s passenger and light truck tire division, left the company “due to differing views over the business strategy.”