TRELLEBORG, Sweden—Trelleborg A.B. has promoted Paolo Pompei, head of the firm's agricultural tire sector for the past 11 years, to president of Trelleborg Wheel Systems, succeeding the retiring Maurizio Vischi.
Pompei has worked at Trelleborg Wheel Systems in various management positions since 1999. Prior to that he worked for Pirelli & C. S.p.A. for two years.
"We are very satisfied to be able to promote Paolo. He has an excellent profile as well as a very suitable background in all respects," said Trelleborg CEO and President Peter Nilsson.
He will continue "the successful development of our tire operations" in cooperation with the team at Trelleborg Wheels Systems, Nilsson added.
"We are at an exciting stage in the development of Trelleborg Wheel Systems with the ongoing integration of CGS's tire operation," Pompei said. "I am eagerly looking forward to the continued development."
Vischi has been president of Trelleborg Wheel Systems since 2001. He also joined Trelleborg in 1999, after a 9-year career with Pirelli & C. S.p.A. in Spain and Italy.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems generated $713 million in sales last year, a gain of 47.3 percent over 2015. The total represents 23.4 percent of parent Trelleborg A.B.'s global revenue.