MILAN—Prometeon Tyre Group, the global business comprising Pirelli & C.'s former commercial tire business assets, has made several key executive appointments, including the promotion of Chief Operating Officer Murilo Fonseca to CEO of the company's Americas region.
The executive appointments are designed to strengthen Prometeon's presence in the various markets where it operates, and are in line with the strategic interest of its shareholders to continue the integration process with ChemChina's Aeolus group, the Milan-based company said.
The executive appointments, all of whom report to Prometeon Chairman and CEO Giorgio Luca Bruno, are:
• Murat Akyildiz, chief commercial officer, overseeing all structures related to sales reporting (marketing, OE, agro business and supply chain). Akyildiz, who joined Prometeon two years ago, was CEO of Great Europe (Turkey and Europe). He previously held various positions with P&G Group for over 20 years,
• Alexandre Bregantim, chief technical officer, overseeing operational functions related to research and development, production and product quality report. He has been Prometeon's chief research/development and quality officer since 2016 and has more than 20 years' experience with Pirelli Tyre in R&D, manufacturing and quality in Brazil and China.
• Alp Gunvaran, CEO of the Middle East/Africa, Turkey, Russia and Confederation of Independent States business area. A veteran executive of P&G, Gunvaran joined Prometeon in September 2016 as CEO of Turkey, East Europe, Russia & CIS.