FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has hired industry veteran Andrew Davis as market manager, commercial specialty tires, for the U.S. and Canada.
In this role, Mr. Davis will oversee all materials-handling, earthmoving and agriculture tire business for the Continental Tire the Americas division.
Mr. Davis brings 14-plus years of experience in the tire industry t the new job, most recently working as the product marketing manager for Giti Tire USA L.L.C. in charge of managing new product development for its passenger and light truck tire lines. Previously, Mr. Davis worked as a product manager for Nokian Tyres before moving into Nokian's Heavy Tire division, primarily focused on OTR tires, where he became the sales director for the U.S. and Canada.
"I am excited to join the Continental Commercial Specialty Tires team," Mr. Davis said. "I worked in the OTR tire sector for eight years and I am thrilled to have an opportunity to return to this segment of the tire industry. I look forward to working with the Continental CST team to continue our growth in the U.S. and Canadian markets."
He will report directly to Matthew Futrelle, who previously held this position, and now heads Continental Commercial Specialty Tires for the Americas.