FORT MILL, S.C. (Sept. 10, 2012)—Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has appointed Meletis Xigakis managing director of Continental Tire Canada to succeed Oliver Winschiers, who has been named plant operations manager for Continental A.G.'s plant in CamaÃ§ari, Brazil.
The moves are efffective Oct. 1.
Xigakis has worked since 2002 in Continental's passenger and light truck tire and OE business units in Hanover, Germany. Most recently, he was responsible for the BMW A.G. and Porsche A.G. global OE accounts as well as the OE passenger and light truck business in South Africa.
Winschiers was managing director of Conti Canada since July 2009. Prior to that he was director of corporate purchasing for Conti's automotive and rubber groups in the Americas. He has been with Continental since 2007 when Conti bought Siemens VDO Automotive.