Apollo hires Matos as chief quality officer

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Apollo hires Matos as chief quality officer

Apollo Tyres Ltd. has hired Pedro Matos as its chief quality officer at Apollo Tyres Ltd. He will be based out of the company’s Global Quality and Business Excellence Office in Enschede, The Netherlands, and will handle the entire portfolio of quality and business excellence in the organization.

"As we grow our business across geographies, the scope of quality as a function has grown multifold," says Neeraj Kanwar, Apollo's vice chairman and managing director.

"With Pedro's well-rounded experience in benchmarking, developing and implementing best management systems and processes, he is best-suited to handle this critical function at Apollo Tyres."

Most recently, Matos was vice president of manufacturing for commercial specialty tires at Continental AG. Previously, he was senior vice president for quality management at the company, with responsible for strategic planning of quality, and for developing tools and processes to achieve total customer satisfaction.

Matos, who will report to Kanwar, says he and his team "will focus on challenging and improving the existing processes and systems in the company to deliver the best business results."

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