FORT MILL, S.C.—The demand for alternative, more sustainable ingredients in rubber products places a greater demand on research and development.
As such, Continental A.G. has appointed Edwin Goudswaard as head of R&D at Contintental Tire, succeeding Boris Mergell, who now is head of User Experience at Continental Automotive.
The changes took effect Sept. 1.
"Edwin Goudswaard has acquired an incredible depth and breadth of experience in a range of different positions worldwide," said Christian Kotz, head of the tire group sector and member of the executive board at Continental A.G. "This will stand him in good stead as the new head of our R&D department. On behalf of the entire management team, I wish him all the best and every success in his new role."