Tire Service Equipment Mfg. Co. Inc./SAF-TEE Siping & Grooving Inc. has appointed Heiko (Hike) Pollem as its international sales representative. He replaces Arvid Vaaten, who retired.
Pollem was born in Germany and moved to America at a young age. He has worked in the automotive aftermarket and related fields for 40-plus years starting with Carroll Shelby in the 1960s. He most recently worked for a Chinese company that specializes in manufacturing private label automotive equipment.
TSI/SSG is headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., and has a manufacturing plant in Monticello, Minn. Tire Service Equipment Mfg. Co. Inc. SAF-TEE Siping & Grooving manufactures and markets automotive wheel service equipment as well as disposal and recycling equipment.
Both Pollem and Wes Sprunk, the owner of TSI/SSG, will be attending the Reifen 2014 Show in Essen, Germany May 27-30. TSI/SSG’s booth will be 1C31 - located in Hall 1.
Pollem may be reached at [email protected] or (619) 647-3889.
Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.