FRANKFURT, Germany—The German rubber industry association, the WDK, has appointed Michael Wendt as its new president, effective from July 1.
Wendt, who is the chairman of the supervisory board of Pirelli Deutschland GmbH, will succeed former Michelin executive Anish Taneja, WDK said in a July 1 news release.
Taneja left his position as president upon his own request at the end of June, said WDK, noting that the term of office for the role ran until fall 2023.
Wendt has been a member of the WDK executive committee for 14 years, and since May 2022 served as WDK vice president.
Upon his appointment, Wendt said he would be committed to the interests of tire manufacturers as well as to those of the producers of general rubber goods.
"We are in difficult times in which we have to make ourselves heard," Wendt said.