Crain News Service report
BONN, Germany (July 10, 2013) — GITI Tire Co. Ltd. has appointed former Group Michelin director Rainer Harter as a general manager of the D-A-CH region, with responsibility for the German, Austrian and Swiss markets.
Mr. Harter will be in charge of developing passenger car business along the GT Radial, Primewell and Runway brands, GITI said, along with billing truck and bus business in the mid-range segment — with the focus on creating added value services to fleets.
At Michelin he held the position of commercial director responsible for the truck, bus and earthmover business for the D-A-CH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region.
Mr. Harter said he was "excited to join the GITI Tire team at a very important time in the company's development. Our aim is a 10-percent market share by 2015 for the GT Radial brand in both the passenger car, and truck and bus divisions."
This report appeared on the website of European Rubber Journal, a UK-based sister publication of Tire Business.