HANOVER, Germany—ContiTech A.G. has hired Philip Nelles as the new general manager of the firm's Power Transmission Group.
He succeeds Konrad Muller, who now heads the Air Spring Systems business unit.
Nelles has been working for the Power Transmission Group since 2010 and was most recently in charge of the Automotive Original Equipment segment.
He began his career at ContiTech Fluid Technology, working for five years at the plant in Wackersdorf, Germany, first as a project engineer and then as plant manager. In 2006, he went abroad to Hungary where he managed ContiTech's Fluid Automotive Hungaria Kft plant in Vac for more than a year before being appointed general manager of the company.
The ContiTech Power Transmission Group produces drive belts, matched components and complete belt drive systems used in the automotive industry and in machine and plant construction. The business unit generated about $505.3 million and employs about 3,700 at 16 locations worldwide.
ContiTech is a division of Continental A.G.