NOVA PRATA, Brazil — Brazilian retread materials producer Borrachas Vipal S/A has promoted Frederico Schmidt to general manager of its European branch.
Mr. Schmidt's 15-year career began when he joined the company at its headquarters in Nova Prata. He later transferred to the U.S. as technical coordinator for the firm's North American and Caribbean markets. Most recently, he was regional business manager.
Vipal, which serves customers in more than 90 countries around the world, operates three plants in Brazil and has distribution centers in Germany, England, Slovenia and Spain. Additional distribution branches are located in the U.S. — in Florida, Virginia and California — as well as Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Chile, and Colombia.