Continental has restructured its management in the Speciality Tires business unit as of 1 January 2021. Wolfgang Thomale, head of the Speciality Tires unit has taken over as head of Two-Wheel Tires business segment. Thomale has taken over the position from Thomas Falke who will now be responsible for the Commercial Specialty Tires segment.
With the internal shift, the business unit continues to follow its chosen growth path in the associated areas of Two-Wheel Tires, Hoosier Racing Tires and, in particular, Commercial Specialty Tires.
Continental will benefit from the wealth of experience of the two managers. As an expert in growth in the specialty tire segment, Falke is now to expand the business with tires for highly specialized industrial, port, construction and agricultural machinery.
Furthermore, before moving to Specialty Tires, Thomale gained many years of experience in the passenger car and light truck tire business. With his know-how in the B2C business, he will now consistently drive growth at Two-Wheel Tires.
Under the umbrella of the “Specialty Tires” business unit, Continental‘s complete range of specialty tires has been developed, produced and marketed worldwide since 2020: From tires for material handling, the agricultural, port, and construction sectors to bicycle and motorcycle tires and tires for racing use.