Vipal Rubber has New Management in Europe

Frederico Schmidt, who has previously worked in Vipal’s United States branch, has been appointed as the new General Manager of Vipal’s European branch. “We can count on Frederico’s experience to improve our services in the foreign market and we wish him success in this new challenge, keeping in mind that he is a trustworthy and highly qualified professional for the role,” said Leandro Rigon, International Business Director of Vipal Rubber.

At Vipal for 15 years, Schmidt began his career in the company’s headquarters located in Brazil, and was subsequently transferred to the United States. He majored in Industrial Chemistry, and for 11 years, he worked in the North American and Caribbean market, where he was the Technical Coordinator and, subsequently, Regional Business Manager.

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David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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