The Italy-based off-road tyre retreading company says that Robinson will support the “veteran” Mike Carter, close to his retirement, during a gradual transition phase.
Robinson started his career in the automotive industry as a technician specialising in Mercedes-Benz and Bentley vehicles, 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 Itochu-owned ETEL (Kwik Fit & Stapletons Tyre Wholesale).
“Phil’s professional experience in the tyres world and his knowledge of the sector will certainly help us develop our position in his geographical areas of competence,” said Marangoni Group COO Matthias Leppert. “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 over 40 years of career in Marangoni.”
Mike Carter has built a long career in the retreading sector, initially as an importer of Marangoni in the United Kingdom and later as MD of the Marangoni Tread UK subsidiary, which until recently had a warehouse and technical department in Stoke-on-Trent. Among his various areas of responsibility, Carter has also been in charge of business development in areas such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
“I’m delighted to join Marangoni and very much look forward to having a positive impact on the business," said Robinson. “As a market leader, the way we support our network and help develop Their business for the future is paramount to mutual success.”