CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 2, 2008) — Continental Tire North America Inc. has named Paul Williams executive vice president of commercial vehicle tires for the Americas.
Williams replaces Tom Roydhouse who is leaving after 38 years with General Tire and Continental. The company could not be reached for comment on his departure.
Williams, who recently served as vice president of purchasing and supply chain for Continental Automotive Americas, will be responsible in his new role for overseeing the CVT division in the Americas region and the sales and marketing of CVT products, the company said.
Williams has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, holding positions as director of purchasing for Conti and supply chain and purchasing manager for the company's ContiTech United Kingdom division. He also worked in the purchasing and operations department at Nissan Manufacturing UK Ltd.