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 Hike@tsissg.com or (619) 647-3889.