FORT MILL, S.C. (June 18, 2009)—Continental Tire North America Inc. has appointed Oliver Winschiers, previously director of corporate purchasing for Continental A.G.'s automotive and rubber groups in the Americas, managing director of Continental Tire Canada Inc., effective July 15.
Winschiers takes over from Jay Dhillon, who has been acting managing director since late 2008. Dhillon will return to the U.S. to continue managing Continental Tire North America's automotive aftermarket and general merchandise business.
Winschiers has been with Continental A.G. since 2007 when Conti bought Siemens VDO Automotive. He had been with Siemens since 1997.
He will be based at Conti Canada's headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.