Gregg Appointed Bandvulc MD

As part of the post-acquisition process of integrating Bandvulc into its overall business, Continental have announced the appointment of Arthur Gregg as the Devon-based retreader’s new Managing Director with effect from May 1st.

Gregg, who joined Bandvulc from Continental on acquisition has a wealth of experience in the tyre industry having previously worked for Michelin and Bridgestone. He will report to David Smith, Managing Director at Continental Tyre Group UK.

Gregg replaces Patrick O’Connell who will remain at the Bandvulc site with new responsibilities in retread research, development, innovation and technical advancement, which will offer a better overview of retreading across Europe and worldwide. He will report to Ralf Benack, based at Continental’s head office in Hannover, Germany.

“I have enjoyed my years steering Bandvulc and growing a highly successful business,” said O’Connell. “It is always down to having people who work together to achieve a goal. At Bandvulc we have always had good people with good systems to produce an output without rival in the industry. I look forward to being involved in a future business with the same vision.”

Commenting on his appointment Arthur Gregg said “Firstly, I have to thank Patrick and the whole team at Bandvulc who have made me feel welcome here over the last 10 months. They have built up a great business by having a fantastic team of people, which I am privileged to join and now lead.”

About the author

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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