QUINGDAO, China — Qingdao Sentury Tire Co. Ltd. has hired tire industry veteran Martin Winter to be its global technical director, original equipment.
Mr. Winter will work closely with the leading OEMs with the goal of establishing and increasing a partnership and relationship in Europe and across the globe, Sentuiry said.
He specifically will work in OEM development for passenger and light truck tires, developing and implementing company-backed processes to meet OEM requirements and legal regulations as well as developing smart tires and improving sustainability.
Mr. Winter previously served in OE development at Hankook Tire & Technology Co Ltd., working at the tire maker's technical center in Hanover, Germany, with OEMs for European, Chinese and North-American tire projects. He also has experience in leading tire development teams, vehicle dynamics, noise, vibration and harshness, and purchase and quality teams. .
Mr. Winter also worked for more than 20 years in tire manufacturing and OE development at Continental A.G.'s research and development teams in Romania, Malaysia and Germany. He also worked for Goodyear's Dunlop tire division in OE development in Germany and in Luxembourg.