Marcos Oliveira, President and CEO of Iochpe Maxion, announces that Pieter Klinkers is being promoted to CEO of Maxion Wheels, effective March 1, 2015.
Klinkers has a successful history of 20 years in wheels and tires, working for the Michelin Group before joining Maxion Wheels in 2005 as Vice President of Sales for Europe, Africa & Asia Pacific (EAAP). Klinkers was promoted to President – EAAP in 2009, where he has successfully increased sales and profitability for the region.
Klinkers assumed further responsibilities in 2013, spearheading the fast-moving innovation efforts Maxion Wheels had launched after its take-over of the legacy Hayes Lemmerz in early 2012.
Klinkers will be leading the Maxion Wheels team from the company's holding company in Konigswinter (Bonn), Germany.