Continental Names New Leader for Tire Sustainability

May 15, 2023

Jorge Almeida has taken over as the head of sustainability for Continental AG's tire business. Almeida replaces Claus Petschick, who has retired.

Almeida, a 28-year veteran of Continental, will be responsible for the tiremaker's positioning and management of its global sustainability activities. He will report to Christian Kötz, head of the tire group sector and a member of the executive board.

Almeida most recently oversaw all business activities for Continental's tire group sector in the Andina region, covering Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

Petschick  is retiring after more than 30 years at Continental.

Kötz says, "I would like to expressly thank Claus Petschick for his outstanding commitment. He has contributed significantly to the success of Continental Tires in various functions over a period of more than 30 years. Most recently, he strategically realigned and drove forward our sustainability activities. Our comprehensive sustainability strategy bears his signature.

"We want to become the most progressive tire manufacturer in terms of environmental and social responsibility. Jorge Almeida will now consistently develop our sustainability strategy and ensure its global implementation. He can build on a broad foundation and the strong support of our highly motivated tires team. I wish him all the best and every success in his new role."

Continental says regarding sustainability, it wants to "become the most progressive tire manufacturer by 2030."