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Continental Builds Up Commercial Team for the Americas

Continental Tire the Americas LLC has added several key members to the team responsible for the company's commercial tire business in the Americas, including those directing retail, marketing and original equipment truck tire sales.

Executive Vice President Paul Williams and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the U.S. and Canada Tom Fanning remain in their roles. They've been joined in the Fort Mill, S.C. headquarters by:

Kristian Klotz: He assumed responsibility as director of controlling for the Americas, and has transferred from his role as head of controlling for ContiTrade EMEA and managing director for REG (Reifen-Entsorgungsgesellschaft mbH) in Hanover, Germany. Klotz has been a Continental employee since 2002.

Steve Postel joined Continental as director of retail for the Americas, leading the company’s retail business including BestDrive commercial tire and service centers. Prior to joining Continental, Postel led more than 100 retail locations for a national car and truck part supply company. Managing Director of BestDrive LLC, Sonny Simpson remains in his role.

Carolina Wagner assumed responsibility as director of marketing for the Americas, promoted from the company’s Brazil office where she served as head of tire marketing in the Mercosur region. Wagner has been a Continental employee since 2013 and brings more than 18 years of experience in the tire industry.

Daniel Vasconcelos also was promoted from the company's Brazil office, where he served as head of commercial vehicle tire sales for export and the Brazil replacement market. He is now director of OE truck tire sales for the Americas. Vasconcelos has been a Continental employee since 2005.

Catherine Herchenroder is serving a global role from the company's U.S. headquarters. She is  director of retread worldwide. She has worked for Continental for 11 years in Germany and China.

Marko Multhaupt assumed responsibility as head of strategic accounts for the U.S. and Canada, transitioning from his role as head of marketing and sales for the DACH region: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He has been a Continental employee since 2001.

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