Marangoni Retreading Systems has announced that Phil Robinson has joined its sales and support team for the network of retreaders and partners, in the role of Senior Country Manager for the United Kingdom, Ireland and United Arab Emirates.
Phil Robinson Appointed Senior Country Manager
The newly hired Robinson will support the “veteran” Mike Carter, close to his retirement, during a gradual transition phase.
Phil Robinson, 40, began his career in the automotive industry initially as a technician specialising in Mercedes-Benz and Bentley and then as a commercial vehicle and spare parts seller. His journey in the tyre industry began in 2014 as Key Account Manager for Continental, and more recently, as Regional Manager within the Itochu owned ETEL (Kwik Fit & Stapletons Tyre Wholesale).
“Phil’s professional experience in the tyre world and his knowledge of the sector will certainly help us develop our position in his geographical areas of competence,” declared Matthias Leppert, Marangoni Group’s COO. “I am sure that he will be able to make the most of the gradual turnover phase with Mike, to take advantage of the enormous experience of our colleague who’s about to retire after more than 40 years with Marangoni.”
Mike Carter, 67, is a highly respected professional who has built a long and rewarding career in the retreading sector, initially as an importer of Marangoni in the United Kingdom and later as Managing Director of Marangoni Tread UK, the subsidiary of the group, which, until recently, had a warehouse and technical department in Stoke-on-Trent. Among his various areas of responsibility, Mike has taken care also of the business development in areas such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.