VMI Appoints New COO

VMI Group have announced the appointment of Prof Dr Edward Holweg will be appointed as their new COO with effect from April 1st. He will succeed Guido Roncken MBA, who held this position for over 10 years. As COO, Holweg will be a member of the Global Executive Board of VMI Group and will be responsible for VMI operations globally.

After having obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Delft University of Technology, Edward Holweg has held several senior positions in the industrial sector as well as being part-time professor of Intelligent Automotive Systems at Delft University.

He will build on the legacy of Guido Roncken, who for the last 10 years has been the major driver in facilitating the growth of the company by optimizing VMI’s global manufacturing processes. Holweg will be part of the close-knit team responsible for realising the ambitions of VMI to grow and to continue to serve customers with genuine added value solutions, whilst maintaining the reputation of supplying high quality products.

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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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