FORT MILL, S.C. (Aug. 22, 2012)—Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has named Libor Heger director of truck tire technologies for the Americas, replacing Roger Stansbie, who is retiring after a 51-year career in the tire industry, including the last 18 with Continental.
The company also named Alex Chmiel CVT brand and communications manager.
Heger, a Czech Republic native and a 13-year employee of Continental A.G. and its associated companies, most recently was head of brand management for truck tires, the Americas, based at Conti's headquarters in Fort Mill.
Stansbie is returning to his native United Kingdom for retirement, Continental said.
Chmiel, who has been on international assignment as head of global brand management for truck tires from Continental's headquarters in Hanover, Germany, will be returning to the U.S. for his new duties. He is a 12-year veteran of truck tire sales and marketing at Continental.